The telephone game
I don't believe I insinuated that anybody should be shot for hacking. I simply stated that if convicted, they should be tried as adults. And while I'm clarifying, I think a fair number of you seem to be operating under the misperception that 'merica is nothing more than one giant cess pool with the constant drone of small arms fire. That might be the norm for LA, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Cincinnati, most of "the south", Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and everything on the eastern seaboard, from Maryland to, oh say, the northern state border for Mass.
We're not all uncivilized heathens or uncouth trash that rely on pistols. I happen to prefer my 30-06 or my .308 rifles.
Now, back to "at the risk of sounding serious"... One can argue that the police screwed the pootch for laxed security, ok, fine. I'll grant you that one. BUT, comparing organized crime to a "hacktivist" group that's pissed at the world about wiki leaks? That's too much of a leap.
If they ever do find out who's responsible AND those suspects are found guilty then they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Killing them? Nah, just remove all the product warning labels and get rid of product liability law suits and the gene pool will clean itself out in no time.