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Donner turns up heat on computer hackers

Dutch Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner has proposed a crackdown on computer hackers, demanding that anyone found guilty of such crimes in future should be sentenced to 12-months jail. Besides stronger punishments for people who intentionally and without permission hack into computers to steal information, the preparations for hacking could also be made prosecutable, newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Tuesday. A ministry spokesman also said anyone who sends undesired amount of email (spam) in a bid to disrupt computer systems or to bring them to a standstill — a so-called denial-of-service attack — could face criminal prosecution. The same applies to people who spread computer viruses over the internet, he said. Full Story

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