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Hacking | Computer Misuse Act 1990 (Section 3ZA)

February 10th, 2017 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
SENTENCING FOR HACKING The Computer Misuse Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) sets out the offences associated with interfering with a computer (that is, hacking) and the associated tools (such as malware) ...

Social Media Gets New Legal Guidelines

October 11th, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
New guidance have been published bytThe Crown Prosecution Service to help police determine whether to press charges against someone’s behaviour on social media. Click here for more information on Cyber Crime ...

Nearly Six Million Cyber Crime and Fraud Cases

July 21st, 2016 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The ONS (Office for National Statistics) for the first time has included online offences and fraud as part of its official statistics release. The figure shows that there were ...

Online Pirates Could Face 10 Years in Jail

July 20th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Currently, online copyright infringement carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment a consultation launched by the Intellectual Property Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills want to ...

Failing to Give Up Passwords – a Criminal Offence

June 1st, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Section 49 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Passwords – Encryption – Keys – Information 53 Failure to comply with a notice (1) A person to whom a section 49 notice has been ...

National Crime Agency Want More Powers

October 8th, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Keith Bristow, head of of the National Crime Agency, has argued that Britain’s snooping powers are “too weak” during an interview with The Guardian. Bristow said that they were “losing capability ...

Is Using Tor Safe or Illegal?

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
We have received a number of requests for information about TOR and whether it is safe or illegal to use it to buy goods or services. In short, the ...

Cyber Defence Unit May Employ Hackers

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
UK’s new cyber crime defence unit could employ convicted computer hackers according to the defence secretary. Speaking on Newsnight, he said: “Each individual case would be looked at on its merits. ...

Cyber Police Chief Warns Dark Net to Evolve

October 14th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Andy Archibald, head of the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) has reportedly warned that the ‘dark web’ of criminal activity will continue to evolve. Tor, which claims to conceal ...

National Crime Agency Launched

October 8th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Dubbed UK’s version of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the National Crime Agency (formely SOCA) has been launched in the UK aimed at tackling organised and economic crime, ...

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