UK lawmakers want more computer hackers behind bars

Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 3:39 PM EST

Computer hacking, an offence police once dismissed as a teenage prank, would carry a maximum two-year prison term as part of a revised cybercrime law proposed by British MPs on Wednesday.

In addition to stiffer hacking penalties, a revamped law would seek to criminalise denial-of-service attacks, a debilitating type of digital barrage capable of knocking out an online business for extended periods.

Parliament's All Party Internet Group held a news conference on Wednesday to introduce the revisions as part of the first update to the Computer Misuse Act (CMA), Britain's only cybercrime law.

By Bernhard Warner at Reuters

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