UK’s poor record on prosecuting hackers revealed

Experts have called for more police resources to fight computer crime, after it emerged that only 299 hackers have been charged under the UK’s computer crime law over the past four years. Computer Weekly has discovered that only 110 cases involving unauthorised access and virus writing reached magistrates’courts across the country last year from November 2007 to October 2008, 59 cases reached court in the year to October 2007, while 49 cases were brought to court in the year to October 2006…

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