New California Law: Deploy Ransomware, Face Four Years in Prison

eSecurity PlanetJanuary 6, 2017

Ars Technica reports. SB 1137 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 27, 2016. “This legislation provides prosecutors the clarity they need to charge and convict perpetrators of ransomware,” California State Senator Bob Hertzberg said in a statement. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the use of ransomware. This bill treats this crime, which is essentially an electronic stickup, with the seriousness it deserves.”]]>

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