Penalty plea on cyber criminals

Wednesday, 13 July 2005, 2:15 PM EST

Tougher sentences are needed to make sure computer crime is treated seriously by courts and prosecutors, said an MP as he proposed new laws.

Labour's Tom Harris wants there to be a specific law forbidding "denial of service attacks" where floods of emails are used to wreck computer systems.

At the BBC.

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