I'm not sure I would be as gracious to these immature wankers as the author has been. All the victim wanted was their property back -- and they were originally willing to reward these douches for just doing the right thing. But no, these folks had to be maroons and then got snotty and theatening about it, so now they're infamous internet stars.
While it serves them right, you almost have to feel sorry for them messing with someone with not only brains, technical knowledge and skills, but a wickedly derisive sense of humor. The poor shmucks thought they won the lottery, but have been instead subjected to the ridicule and scorn of the entire online community, and then some.