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MPs ponder whether 'benign' hacking should be legal

With Britain’s Computer Misuse Act heading for a revision, some MPs want to explore whether ethical hacking should be allowed. Should UK citizens ever should have the right to launch a hack attack against a computer or a network? A group of tech-savvy MPs are poised to consider this question, as the All-Party Internet Group (APIG) launches an investigation into Britain’s cybercrime laws. APIG has recognised that the Computer Misuse Act (CMA), which came into law in 1990, needs to be updated to cover attacks upon the Internet and on other computer networks. Like many experts, the group is concerned that the existing legislation may not apply to denial-of-service attacks — where a network is driven offline by a flood of Web traffic. Full Story

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