Feds Must Get Tougher On Hackers, Attys Say

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT) -- As hackers get more sophisticated in orchestrating breaches that result in huge losses, lawmakers are pushing for more stringent sentencing guidelines and stiffer penalties against companies for failing to adequately protect data — but the success of these measures will largely depend on prosecutors' ability to enforce them, attorneys say.

On Sept. 9, the Obama administration renewed its May legislative proposal to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to include increased penalties for hackers, with officials testifying during a Senate hearing that current penalties don't...
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