China: Hacker Penalties

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  1. Ceres

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    Currently, China imposes penalties on hackers who break into computer systems belonging to "government, military and scientific research institutes."

    As sabotaged computer systems are becoming more common, I read that lawmakers in China are now considering expanding its current law. Soon hackers may also receive penalties for breaking into the computer systems of a "bank or business computer."

    Lawmakers may also introduce penalties against those who develop and distribute hacking software.

    You can read more information here.