Anthem Hacked, Millions Of Records Likely Stolen
There is always a solution to every problem if it is approached and handled the right way. As an example; the following is the penalty for hacking in the State of Connecticut.
Someone who hacks into another person’s computer could be punished by a number of different crimes, depending on the circumstances. The law punishes hacking under the computer crime statutes. These crimes carry penalties ranging from a class B misdemeanor (punishable by up to six months in prison, a fine of up to $1,000, or both) to a class B felony (punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both). The law also punishes unauthorized access to a computer or computer network, with penalties ranging from a class B misdemeanor to a class D felony (punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both). Absolutely not severe enough.
If the federal government and state governments are going to continue to pussy foot around and just slap these hackers on the wrist, maybe send them on a 6 month vacation; where is the incentive for them hacker to quit hacking-off???
Examples have to be made out of a few of them and I will guarantee that they will look at hacking-off a little differently than they do now.
As it stands now the penalty is 6 months in prison for one offense. Make it X the number of citizens that were hacked. These good old boys and girls may spend the rest of their life hacking-off in a federal prison.
All the government is doing is giving these bad children a time out and making them stand in the corner. As we all know; time-outs do not work. Drop the PC-ness.