Germany passes controversial antihacking law

Monday, 28 May 2007, 7:00 PM EST

Hackers may want to avoid Germany, after the approval of a law that makes their activity a punishable crime.

The legislation, which the German government proposed earlier last year and approved Friday with no changes, aims to crack down on the sharp rise in computer attacks in the public and private sectors. Although Germany already has a comprehensive penal law against attacks on IT systems, the new legislation looks to close any remaining loopholes.

At Computerworld.

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