Criminal IT: The crime you can still get away with

In the field of computer crime, there is one glaring problem: the law. Until relatively recently, there was no law to criminalise what might be recognised as obvious ‘mischiefs’ performed against computers; there was no legal framework to make hacking, viruses, denial of service or the theft of intellectual property positively illegal. That these were unwelcome activities was obvious but finding a law within which such actions could be prosecuted and punished was simply not possible…

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