Argentine judges want law update after crackers walk free

Monday, 13 May 2002, 6:26 PM EST

Argentina's top judges are calling for an update in the country's laws on computer crime after the collapse of a trial involving crackers who allegedly defaced the country's Supreme Court Web site.

Last month, Argentine Federal Judge Sergio Torres threw out the case of a group of defacers, called the X-Team, who were suspected of altering the Web site as part of a protest over the 'cover-up' by judges of the murder of magazine journalist Jose Luis Cabezas.

Torres ruled Argentina's law only covered crimes on "people, things and animals" and not digital attacks, so the group had no case to answer.

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