First, the Prosecuting Attorney has successfully advocated for tougher laws to combat cybercrime. In 2012, the Prosecuting Attorney convinced the Legislature to update Hawaii’s computer crime laws to accomplish three goals:
- To respond to the current strategies used by cybercriminals.
- To simplify the laws to make it easier to prosecute cybercriminals.
- To double the potential prison terms that cybercriminals will face for targeting Hawaii residents.