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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 ...

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 ...

New Revenge Law Comes Into Force

April 14th, 2015 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A new revenge law has come into force as part of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act which means those who share sexually explicit images without the subject’s consent ...

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 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, ...

Prosecutions Involving Social Media

June 20th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Today the DPP has published its final guidelines for the prosecution of cases involving social media communications such as Twitter and Facebook. So what type of communication could land ...

A Slow Day for the Internet

March 28th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
One of the largest cyber attacks in history has taken place. An impressive 300Gbps was thrown against Spamhaus’ website which has now recovered. The attack has been ongoing since 18th ...

Twitter Users Face Prosecution After James Bulger’s Killers Photo Release

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Twitter users who posted photos claiming to show James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables are now facing prosecution after Britain’s top legal adviser launched legal proceedings against them. Jon Venables and Robert ...

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