US intros tougher sentences for computer crimes

Friday, 3 October 2003, 4:45 PM EST

US authorities are to introduce harsher sentences for convicted computer criminals starting next month.

The stiffer penalties, developed by the US Sentencing Commission to comply with a Congressional bill last year, are designed to reflect the serious damage caused by crackers and virus writers.

However, the supposed deterrent effect of the tougher approach have already been questioned by the most famous former computer felon, Kevin Mitnick, who argues that the measures are unlikely to have the desired deterrent effect.

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