Distribution of Malware Statute of Limitations

What is the Federal Statute of Limitations for the Distribution of Malware?

The statute of limitations for distribution of malware offenses can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific laws in place. In general, the statute of limitations for federal distribution of malware offenses is five years, but some state laws may have longer or shorter statutes of limitations.

Additionally, some distribution of malware offenses, such as those involving national security or causing significant financial harm, may have longer statutes of limitations.

It is important to consult with a lawyer familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction to determine the specific statute of limitations for a distribution of malware offense. It is also important to note that if the distribution of malware resulted in significant damage, the authorities may decide to prosecute the offender regardless of the statute of limitations.