UK To Strengthen Cybercrime Laws

Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 5:47 PM EST

One of the biggest problems with cybercrime in the UK remains the law. Back in 1990, the government passed the Computer Misuse Act. Unfortunately, the government has failed to keep up with changes in cybercrime and in so doing leaves many individuals and businesses with no real legal protection to fend off many attacks.

Parliament has been perusing a Police and Justice Bill, which would add too and toughen up the existing laws. The bill would make it illegal to make unauthorized modifications to computers with a penalty of ten years in prison.

By John Stith at SecurityProNews

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