Can UK law stop criminal hackers?

    Date17 Apr 2006
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    MPs are preparing to get tough on hackers as the law on computer misuse and hacking is up for a revamp. For some years now, critics of the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) 1990 have said that gaps in the legislation have made it very hard to prosecute anyone. As a result, this summer the CMA will be updated by the new Police and Justice Bill, which will increase the scope and strengthen the sanctions available against hackers.

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