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Russia: Senator Wants 15 Years in Prison for Hackers

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Governance, Law, Protest, Technology, RuNet Echo

In the aftermath of a hacker attack on the court that convicted Pussy Riot's 3 members, Kremlin youth group organizer and Senator Ruslan Gattarov [1] [ru] has proposed [2] [ru] making criminal penalties stricter for those who target government websites. Gattarov suggests equating hacks with illegal physical occupations of government buildings, which carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.