Soon life sentence for hackers in the USA?
In the USA, computer crime can lead to life imprisonment in the future. A corresponding bill was passed by the American Congress. Furthermore, the so-called Cyber Security Enhancement Act is intended to facilitate the police monitoring of phone calls, e-mails and Internet traffic.
So far, the sentence was determined on the basis of the economic damage incurred, if the law comes into force, the judges must Determine the severity of your sentence on the basis of the intentions of the perpetrator, threat and sensitivity of the data concerned, whereby a virtual attack can be equated with an espionage or weapon attack. The new law is supported by the US Association of Information Technology (ITAA) and major Internet providers. The draft will now be passed on to the Senate for a vote and must then be signed by the President.