Court shock: denial of service attacks not illegal

Friday, 4 November 2005, 7:24 PM EST

A teenager charged with launching a denial of service (DoS) attack against his former employer escaped punishment when the judge threw out the charge after his defence successfully argued that DoS attacks were not covered by the parts of the act he was charged under.

By Antony Savvas at ComputerWeekly.

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