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February 2019 Archives

Maryland bill would increase penalties for ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a computer software program that permits people to unlawfully access and control a computer, along with any data stored on the computer. The person will then refuse to turn over control of the computer and its data unless he or she is paid a certain amount of money. Sometimes these people will up the ransom if it is not paid by a certain time or the person may even permanently delete information on the hacked computer.

Baltimore man known as 'Plainpotatoess' faces criminal charges

Many people create an online persona to gain a following on social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Oftentimes this includes posting videos of various acts and events online. These videos may seem funny to some and may receive thousands of "likes," but others may be offended to the point where criminal charges are filed.

Gun possession charges must be taken seriously

It may seem as if a person's right to possess a firearm is absolute, but this is not true. There are many crimes a person could be charged with that involve the unlawful possession of a gun. Some of these charges include carrying a firearm or transporting a fire arm in your vehicle without the necessary permits. Other crimes are more serious, especial certain felonies.

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