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Thread: Court : DoS Attack Okay In UK

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    Senior Member hesperus's Avatar
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    Court : DoS Attack Okay In UK

    Get DoSing while the DoSing's good !

    A judge has ruled that denial of service attacks are not illegal under the UK's outdated Computer Misuse Act.

    A teenager charged with launching a denial of service (DoS) attack against his former employer escaped punishment when the judge threw out the charge after his defence successfully argued that DoS attacks were not covered by the parts of the act he was charged under.
    One would think some form or other of harassment would cover it, but clearly computer crime laws need to be updated.
    ComputerWeekly.com :: by Antony Savvas :: Thursday 3 November 2005

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    somone needs to update...wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.
    I know your type, you think "I'll just get me a costume, rip off the neighborhood kids". Next thing you know, you've got a jet shaped like a skull with lasers on the front!
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