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Congress should strengthen the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to establish greater penalties and make it easier to prosecute criminals who hack into cloud computing services.

Strengthening the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) will make it easier to prosecute criminals who hack into cloud computing services. Congress should change the CFAA to make penalties for hacking into an online service correspond to the number of accounts illegally accessed on an online service rather than limit them to the penalties for hacking into a single PC.