Now those are people I'd like to have a lesson in programming from!!
Most hackers don't know that much about programming; just like most bank robbers don't know that much about safes. Using brute force or tools someone else wrote doesnt make you an ubah 1337 hax0rz wit skyllz.
They installed spyware on peoples computers. If they had skills, they would have written something that woudl make them money legally.