Some changes to the UK Computer Crime laws comes into effect on the 1st of October. The Register has the details:
UK cybercrime overhaul finally comes into effect ? The Register
- The maximum penalty for "unauthorised access to a computer system" has been raised from six months to two years in prison.
- Denial of service attacks are now clearly criminal, with a maximum penalty of up to ten years behind bars.
- The amended act makes it an offence to distribute hacking tools for criminal purposes.
Spyblog has a more indepth analysis:
Computer Misuse Act amendments come into force on 1st October 2008 - Spy Blog - SpyBlog.org.uk
A colour coded diff can be viewed here:
Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18) - consolidated version
Review and update your School Computer Usage Policies as appropriate.
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