New hacker sentencing guidelines...
New article in Washington Post that just came out where the govt is increasing the punishment for convicted computer hackers.
Punishment will now fit the crime and there is no $5,000 damage threshold. In the past prosecutors had to show the criminal caused at least $5,000 in damage. They can now use costs of restoring data, fixing security holes, damage assessments and revenue loss into the total damage calc. Hmm.
I hope this helps cool the creation and distribution of malware some. :p