Engrossed House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Criminal and civil liability for ransomware. Increases the penalty for computer trespass to a Level 6 felony if the person who commits the offense prevents the owner of the computer system from accessing the computer system, the computer network, or one or more files located on the computer system or computer network, and to a Level 5 felony if the owner suffers a loss of at least $50,000. Provides that "loss" includes expenses for securing a computer system or network. Criminal and civil liability for ransomware. Increases the penalty for computer trespass to a Level 6 felony if the person who commits the offense prevents the owner of the computer system from accessing the computer system, the computer network, or one or more files located on the computer system or computer network, and to a Level 5 felony if the owner suffers a loss of at least $50,000. Provides that "loss" includes expenses for securing a computer system or network.