Ransomware Statutes of Limitations

What is the Federal Statute of Limitations for Ransomware?

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

Additionally, some Ransomware offenses, such as those involving national security, causing significant financial harm, or involving the encryption of sensitive data 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 Ransomware offense. It is also important to note that if the Ransomware attack resulted in significant damage, the authorities may decide to prosecute the offender regardless of the statute of limitations.