NY AG Spitzer Targets Hackers

    Date19 Apr 2005
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has called for tougher penalties on computer criminals. He wants to prosecute people who gain access to computers surreptitiously, but who do not do any harm. The proposed legislation would also make encrypting information a crime if it concealed some other crime.

    The anti-hacker part of Mr. Spitzer’s proposed legislation has drawn criticism from computer experts.

    “I’ve always admired Elliot Spitzer because of the types of bad guys he went after,

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