Proposed House Cybersecurity Bill Beefs Up Hacking Penalties

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- U.S. House members are considering legislation that would stiffen penalties for international cybercrime, create new provisions to protect critical infrastructure and institute notification standards for breach reporting, according to a leaked draft of a bill reportedly circulating on Capitol Hill.

The draft legislation, made available by The Hill on Monday, aims to create more stringent cybersecurity enforcement standards by increasing the maximum penalty for international cyber espionage, setting a 30-year penalty for hacking computers that are connected to critical infrastructure, and punishing attempted computer fraud under...
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