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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:02:51 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <noloader@...il.com>
To: "Ivan .Heca" <ivanhec@...il.com>
Cc: Full Disclosure List <fulldisclosure@...lists.org>
Subject: Re: [FD] Computer hackers face life in prison under new Government
 crackdown on cyber terrorism | Mail Online

On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Ivan .Heca <ivanhec@...il.com> wrote:
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2649452/Computer-hackers-face-life-prison-new-Government-crackdown-cyber-terrorism.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
>
I can see where this could be abused. Its a lot like the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the USA:

     But a new offence of 'unauthorised access to a computer'
     will be created - carrying a maximum life sentence.

On the good side, its a tool to use against spammers. In the US,
there's already some opinions on it:

  * A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO THE COMPUTER FRAUD
    AND ABUSE ACT: FINALLY, A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR
    “ANYTHING WRONG” [1]
  * SPAM and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  * Facebook wins $3M Judgment Under CAN+SPAM
    and CFAA [3]

Who would not like to see Network Solutions prosecuted for a CFAA-like
violation due to the spam they spew?

Jeff

[1] http://www.balch.com/files/Publication/01d78bb1-08f4-4a25-8cf5-c5200c4834a7/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/981f7964-3af6-434a-ba24-050ba913390a/A_Practitioner%27s_Guide-GCOOKWHT.pdf

[2] http://www.kentlaw.edu/faculty/rwarner/classes/certificate/contracting/trespass_2_spam_cfaa.ppt

[3] http://ilccyberreport.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/facebook-wins-3m-judgment-under-canspam-and-cfaa/

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