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U.S. Gov Seeks Longer Prison Sentences for Criminal Hackers
Posted by: VMw4r3
Date: June 20, 2011 08:43PM

U.S. Gov Seeks Longer Prison Sentences for Criminal Hackers:


Criminal and black hat hackers beware - If the U.S. government finds you, it is not going to be lenient.

The stakes are rising in the world of cybersecurity and the Obama administration is not taking it lightly. The White House has proposed to congress an increase in maximum jail time for criminal hackers whose acts are "potentially endangering national security" from 10 to 20 years, according to Reuters. With Anonymous and Lulz Security bouncing around hacking seemingly anything they want, the government is pounding its gavel with one of only powerful rhetorical messages - sticking criminals in the deepest, darkest dungeon for as long as possible.

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Re: U.S. Gov Seeks Longer Prison Sentences for Criminal Hackers
Posted by: thrill
Date: June 21, 2011 12:24PM

Yes, enact more laws that can be misconstrued and abused by law enforcement to keep the curious out of your insecure world. It obviously worked really well when you enacted laws preventing law abiding citizens from owning guns. No one has been killed since those laws went into effect... bah!



It is not the degrees you hold, but the mind you possess. - thrill

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