The UK government is mulling life sentences for hackers whose attacks have catastrophic consequences.
The proposal, outlined in the Queen’s speech Wednesday, would update the Computer Misuse Act and impose life terms for those convicted of “cyberattacks which result in loss of life, serious illness or injury or serious damage to national security, or a significant risk thereof.”
The Guardian said the plan would also increase maximum sentences for industrial espionage from 10 to 14 years.
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