“Albert Gidari, director of privacy for the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, said, at best, an “indictment is better than silence or inaction,” but may not be an effective hacker deterrent.
“I don’t think an indictment is much of a deterrent for state-sponsored attacks in particular, but more generally, either,” Gidari told SearchSecurity. “As long as there is a robust market for hacked data and the chances of getting caught are low, it will continue.””
Source: Cyber Law
Source: Privacy Online