Security pros savage Tsunami hacker verdict

Last week Daniel Cuthbert was convicted of breaking the Computer Misuse Act, fined 400, and ordered to pay 600 in costs. As an IT security consultant, it will be a long time before Cuthbert's reputation is restored and it is possible he will never work in the industry again.

But it is going to take just as long for the police to recover their reputation amongst much of the IT security community. The decision to prosecute Cuthbert might be "good PR", as one officer told the Register last week, but it could make it harder for police to chase computer criminals in the future. Some observers believe it will damage the relationship between the police and the security professionals they rely on for information and advice. Security pros savage Tsunami hacker verdict | Channel Register

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 12th October 2005 2:47AM