Deploying ransomware is now officially illegal in California:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/watch-out-hackers-deploying-ransomware-is-now-a-crime-in-california/

The article notes that prior cases had been tried using existing extortion laws, so I wonder why ransomware needed its own specific version? Perhaps just a way to make it *extra* clear that it's illegal?
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