Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed into law three groundbreaking bills to curb the growing cyber crime trend in Hawai'i.
Law enforcement and prosecutors now have increased ability to charge cyber criminals with new or increased penalties.
"The cyber crime package gives new hope to victims that their perpetrators will be prosecuted," said Rep. Kym Pine in a written statement. "My hope is that Hawai'i will soon be one the toughest states in the nation to be a cyber criminal."