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Caffrey acquittal a setback for cybercrime prosecutions

The acquittal of the teenage defendant in a high profile cybercrime case today is a setback for police that will have profound implications to the future of criminal prosecutions for computer crime in the UK, according to legal and security experts involved in the case. Aaron Caffrey, 19, was cleared after a jury unanimously decided he was not guilty of unauthorised computer modifications related to the attack that crippled the Port of Houston’s Web-based systems in September 2001. The jury of six women and five men reached its verdict after deliberating for just three hours. Full Story

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