Pakistan declares death penalty for 'cyber terror'

Monday, 10 November 2008, 2:20 AM EST

American officials can have some pretty over-the-top reactions to hackers and so-called cyber terrorists. Once, I saw a briefing comparing our own Kevin Poulsen to Osama bin Laden and Pablo Escobar -- seriously. But the U.S. has nothing on Pakistan, when it comes to cyber terror paranoia. Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari signed a law making cyber terror a crime "punishable with death."

At Wired.

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