UK hacking prosecutions plummet with only 47 charges recorded last year

    Date20 Aug 2018
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Cyberattacks are now a daily occurrence and hardly a week goes by when we don't hear of a major data breach -- but despite rising numbers of hacking events, prosecutions rates are falling in the United Kingdom. As reported by The Times, law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has compiled the figures on how many prosecutions are pushed through the 1990 Computer Misuse Act, which allows law enforcement to charge individuals with unauthorized access to PC systems and causing damage to machines.
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