"[Deliberate hacking by the company] can be good for boosting a company's IT security. It's good to experiment to show systems can be protected," he said. "The law goes a bit too far. I don't think a prison sentence for changing two words is what we need," agreed András Pogány, COO of internet services firm Kirowski Kft.
Nemes said the new legal provisions fail to provide stronger penalties for hacking that causes real damage, for example making a site inaccessible to users (known as "denial of service"). He said this issue will call for more lawmaking in the near future. However, a lawyer active in the field praised the amendments.
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