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Failed UK Case Highlights International Cyberlaw

A fruitless prosecution against a teenager in English court highlights the inadequacy of that nation’s cyberlaws to cope with denial of service attacks. The youth was accused of sending 5 million e-mails to a former employer, thereby shutting down the company’s servers. The case did not fail because it could not be proved that the teen was the attacker, but because the judge ruled that the United Kingdom’s 15-year-old Computer Misuse Act (CMA) did not outlaw DoS attacks. Full Story

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