If you thought Bush’s Patriot Act was bad news, count your lucky stars that you’re not a hacker in the People’s Republic of China.

The PRC has an interesting history regarding hackers. If they catch them they shoot them. In the late 1990s some employee at the Bank of China hacked into accounts and embezzled a large chunk of change. The hacker apparently experienced remorse and turned himself in. Bad call. He was summarily tried, found guilty, and shot. Then the hacker’s family was sent a bill for the bullets expended.

Yipes.

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