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straycat19

California Ransomware Bill Goes Into Effect

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straycat19    3,021
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A new law that took effect in California on January 1, 2017 punishes conviction of distributing ransomware with a prison sentence of up to four years. In the past, ransomware cases were tried under existing extortion statutes. According to the bill's sponsor, California State Senator Bob Hertzberg, "This legislation provides prosecutors the clarity they need to charge and convict perpetrators of ransomware."

 

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steven36    9,495
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A lot of good  this will do, did California  forget there on the internet  and Ransomware dont have borders ? What a joke pass a state law on a world wide epidemic, This just means you're more likely to  get Ransomware from one of the other states or outside the USA in California. now. Even if they made it a federal law all 50 states , it would not stop people in other countries  from doing it  to the USA  and it would not stop it from happening in the USA  it would just be a deterrent . if laws really scared real criminals they would not be no crime and California cites have some of the worse crime rates in the USA. The FBi be dancing with the junkies . ;p

 

 

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Bausch    167
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While its true, the law does not stop real criminals. This might be a good start, for other law makers to implement it though. It will have an effect, albeit a small one, but it will have one nonetheless.

 

There are ways that allow non so tech savvy people make and distribute ransomware variants for a share of the profit. So this might scare the regular Joe and Jane Doe form doing it and risk the penalty.

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steven36    9,495
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54 minutes ago, Bausch said:

While its true, the law does not stop real criminals. This might be a good start, for other law makers to implement it though. It will have an effect, albeit a small one, but it will have one nonetheless.

 

There are ways that allow non so tech savvy people make and distribute ransomware variants for a share of the profit. So this might scare the regular Joe and Jane Doe form doing it and risk the penalty.

 Passing laws like these is not the answer when they stooped most virus they done it by making good antivirus , making better anti ransomware is the answer and making it mandatory for business to use it or they are liable for not using it.  These laws are not even a solution there just a deterrent like bug spray it only kills the bugs you can catch. anti ransomware should be put in every anti-virus  and people should be educated . Ransomware is not new and i never had a problem with being infected like i did with virus back in the early 2000s. So a lot of  infections is caused by peoples carelessness . A lot of Virus was Microsoft fault  before Sp2 and the better XP firewall most people would get infected in about 20 min . Before you got on the internet you needed to install a 3rd party firewall.

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Bausch    167
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25 minutes ago, steven36 said:

 Passing laws like these is not the answer when they stooped most virus they done it by making good antivirus , making better anti ransomware is the answer and making it mandatory for business to use it or they are liable for not using it.  These laws are not even a solution there just a deterrent like bug spray it only kills the bugs you can catch. anti ransomware should be put in every anti-virus  and people should be educated . Ransomware is not new and i never had a problem with being infected like i did with virus back in the early 2000s. So a lot of  infections is caused by peoples carelessness . A lot of Virus was Microsoft fault  before Sp2 and the better XP firewall most people would get infected in about 20 min . Before you got on the internet you needed to install a 3rd party firewall.

Not arguing with that. I don't believe that laws are enough to prevent ransomware. Education is a must. But still, it wont hurt to have such laws in place. By making it into law, awareness becomes less of an issue.

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steven36    9,495
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29 minutes ago, Bausch said:

Not arguing with that. I don't believe that laws are enough to prevent ransomware. Education is a must. But still, it wont hurt to have such laws in place. By making it into law, awareness becomes less of an issue.

These 13 countries are trying to do something about it  while California is passing a bill saying you better not  do it or you will go to jail they are not helping no one there just are costing tax payers money by having to feed these scum bags if they catch them.

https://blog.kaspersky.com/nomoreransom-goes-global/13254/
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There is another very effective weapon against ransomware: knowledge. Everybody can learn about this threat and ways to protect themselves, and thereby greatly contribute to the fight against ransomware. And it’s much easier to prevent infection than to recover data after an incident has already occurred, so we kindly ask all of our readers to get acquainted with and follow these tips — stay safe!

 

 

If the USA cared about it as a whole why dont they join in and try to stop it? The way laws work unless its made federal at best a few states with the same policies may or may not adopt it and the law will be different like they could get less jail time or more time in jail.

 

 

 

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mikie    173
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Think California can charge & convict anybody in the world, its not just criminals from California.

If convicted they pretty much better stay out of the usa and hope their home country legal system cares less when they get that traffic ticket.

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Pequi    692
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On sábado, 7 de janeiro de 2017 at 3:58 PM, straycat19 said:

A new law that took effect in California on January 1, 2017 punishes conviction of distributing ransomware with a prison sentence of up to four years.

The law should make the punishment proportionate to the damage done. If you spoil someone's selfies, well OK, a slap on the wrist, but if someone dies because you lock down a hospital's software, then it's MURDER, and should be punished as murder ....

 

Put a few of those guys on death row, or give them life, and I'm sure they'd think twice before attacking places that do life support.

With the advantage that a lot of countries cooperate when the charge is murder....

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