For the second time in two months, the voter registration information of over 19 million Californians was leaked online via an unsecured MongoDB database, which was later held for ransom by hackers.
The details of over 19 million California voters were left exposed online in an unsecured MongoDB database and were later held for ransom, according to researchers from the Kromtech Security Center.
A California judge has found Yovan Garcia, a former security guard, guilty for hacking his former employer, stealing proprietary software, and trashing the company network after he resigned and left his job.
On January 1, 2017, a new law went into effect in California that makes ransomware use a standalone crime. Under the new law, a person engaged in ransomware will be convicted of a felony and could be imprisoned up to four years.