Will justice be done for DoS victims?

Recent reports suggest the Crown Prosecution Service will appeal against a judgment last year that a teenager who sent five million emails with the intention of crashing a mail server had not breached the Computer Misuse Act.

A successful appeal is much needed, largely because the original decision was flawed, in my opinion. Leaving a front door unlocked does not mean a burglar is given permission to enter a home. Likewise, a mail server configured to receive emails that are or might be valuable and necessary to a business, irrespective of who the sender may be, does not mean that permission is given to spammers to flood the system with unwanted emails. Will justice be done for DoS victims? - PC Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 16th May 2006 9:22PM