Can UK law stop criminal hackers?

    Date17 Apr 2006
    CategoryGovernment
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    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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