DOS is No Crime - Official

You may have read that the case against a teenager accused of mounting a denial of service attack (DoS) collapsed in a London court yesterday. The reason being that the Computer Misuse Act doesn’t recognise this as an offense.

The Judge in the case reflected that the world and technology has moved on since the Act first appeared in 1990 but this only serves to illustrate the broadly toothless nature of legislation confronted by rapidly changing methods and modes of internet crime.

The law may remain one step behind the crime to society’s cost.


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