German Law to Make Hacking Punishable Crime


New legislation proposed by the German government aims to make computer hacking a punishable crime.

The draft law, announced Wednesday, defines hacking as penetrating a computer security system and gaining access to secure data, without necessarily stealing data.

As part of the draft, groups that intentionally create, spread or purchase hacker tools designed for illegal purposes could be punished by law, the Federal Ministry of Justice said in a statement. German Law to Make Hacking Punishable Crime - CIO News Alerts - Blog - CIO

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