Cyber Security Institute

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tech Insight: Incident Response

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

UK gov sets rules for hacker tool ban

The UK government has published guidelines for the application of a law that makes it illegal to create or distribute so-called “hacking tools”.  The controversial measure is among amendments to the Computer Misuse Act included in the Police and Justice Act 2006.  However, the ban along with measures to increase the maximum penalty for hacking offences to ten years and make denial of service offences clearly illegal, are still not in force and probably won’t be until May 2008 in order not to create overlap with the Serious Crime Bill, currently making its way through the House of Commons.

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