Effective in September of 2009, S.B. 28 adds the Section 324.055 to the TBCC to ban all “zombies” and “botnets” in regards to computers. A “zombie” is defined as a computer that has been compromised to give admission or control to a program or person other than the computer’s owner, without the owner having knowledge or even giving consent. A “botnet is defines as a compilation of two or more zombies. An individual who is not the sole owner of the computer does not have the right to deliberately cause a computer to become a zombie or part of a botnet. An individual is not allowed to purchase, rent, or gain control of a zombie or botnet created by another individual in order to sell or lease the zombie or botnet to another person. If a person has incurred a loss or interruption of their business as a result of an individual creating a zombie or botnet; this is a violation and the individual who has incurred the loss or interruption may present a civil act against the individual. A court has the right to award treble damages if it concludes that the violations have occurred many times.