The Latest: California Senate backs 'ransomware' prohibition
Hertzberg's SB 1137 heads to Governor's desk
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on action in the California Legislature (all times local):
Legislation to explicitly outlaw "ransomware" hacking attacks is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says existing cybercrime statutes aren't always a good fit for prosecuting ransomware cases. SB1137 by Democratic Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys allows prosecutors to charge perpetrators with extortion.