Vinny da Geek (desertwolf) wrote,
Vinny da Geek
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Hack a PC, Get Life in Jail (from wired.com)

"...CSEA's original language said in cases where miscreants knowingly attempt "to cause death or serious bodily injury" through electronic means, the punishment would be life imprisonment.

That wasn't strong enough for the committee, which succumbed to pressure from the Bush administration and voted during the 45-minute session for a replacement bill promising life terms for computer intrusions that "recklessly" put others' lives at risk..." (Read more)

The thing that really bothers me the most about this is not knowing why "hackers" who would ruin peoples' lives will get life sentences and yet miscreants in the financial industry who basically do the same thing (and often ending up hurting even more people than the hacker ever could) only get light sentances in some country club "prison."
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