Queen of England Proposed Life Sentences for CybercriminalsAdded: Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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According to the Queen’s speech, the British government decided to hand out life sentences to hackers found guilty of a cyberattack with a catastrophic effect: loss of life, serious illness or injury or serious damage to national security, or a significant risk thereof.
Along with targeting cyberterrorists, the proposed update to the UK Computer Misuse Act (CMS) 1990 also suggests serious sentences for industrial espionage. The updated law would hand over a 14-year sentence for hackers representing a significant risk of severe economic or environmental damage or social disruption. This is a bit longer that the current section of the CMA carries (10-year sentence at the moment).
However, the Open Rights Group believes that the bill in question would be difficult to justify, provided current legislation already carries punishments for terrorism, whether via computers or other means. This point of view is supported by the members of the hacktivist collective LulzSec, convicted under the CMA for participation in cyberattacks.
The UK government didn’t mention any complaints over the application of current computer crime law. The problem is that certain kinds of research could be deemed illegal. For example, the penetration testers (security experts) looking for weaknesses in Internet infrastructure can act as real cybercriminals when trying to improve the security of the Internet – for instance, when scanning for vulnerabilities. And such research is also punishable under UK law, despite it being carried out for altruistic ends. As a result, the potential weaknesses may remain unresolved.
The Unites States faces the same problem, with the researchers having been threatened with indictment for their own security tests. Security experts admit it is good to see the government making attempts to enforce specific law tools before they are needed, but the general opinion is that the government should be careful to not accidentally criminalize good faith efforts. The industry observers worldwide agree that any move towards tougher sentencing for cybercriminals would be a move in the right direction, welcomed by both businesses and individuals, but some problems still remain unresolved, and the government should realize that.
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Saturday, June 7th, 2014
|posted by (2014-06-07 14:09:40)|
|i'm from the uk and am i alone in thinking this royalty farce has had it's day what good are they apart from leeching money better spent on hospital's etc|
|posted by (2014-06-07 15:20:43)|
|me to live in england, and i honestly dont no why we still have to put up with these free loaders taking everything from us, and please dont say they bring in money from tourists as that old myth is bull c+_p.|
its time england got rid of the monarchy and stepped into the future.......
comne on its why the queen aint handed over the crown to old charly boy, she can clearly see insest didnt turn out to good ..lol
|I live in England and people are Leaving it because of there rip off prices and silly Laws.Charles Manson has more sense than the queen does.She said next year their charging 5p a plastic bag that's about £20 a year on plastic bags that could be going towards bills.Where is the GREAT in BRITAIN.I even saw last year on the news some guy got 8 years for murder and another got 15 years for downloading a movie for free.How silly is that.|
|posted by (2014-06-07 18:28:26)|
|I think all the 3 of you should lookup|
"The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained" by CGP Grey, in which he explain the cost for UK, which is around 40mill pounds. But the government rents land from the Royal family worth 200mill pound.
And I have never understood. Why do people think that living under a monarchy makes them live in the past? The monarch got no real power anyway.
|The queen of Engerland can kiss ma chuddies!|
|so lee rigbys killers will get out but hackers will get life!|
very funked up
|Love the Comments, Look at this way, the British are just following Canada anyways, we got rid of the penny and charge 5 cents a plastic bag, they are changing that is why the royalty is coming here to learn. To initiate a fast response system is not wrong and they will just end up breaking their own laws and create every gray area anyways. Better educate yourselves before you open you postings, this is about anti-hacking not i wish to BiZatCh about the Queen and her approval stamp on what her ministers decide. Same System here right Prime Minister and ministries.|
|14 years,if they come for you best shoot it out with the police since you only get 10 years with remission on a life sentence in the UK.|
|F/U/C/K/ The queen of england............................ the auld bint can die for all i care, a simpleton bitch who's dynasty has subjugated people to the point of near extinction, i would seriously love to piss in her golden milk shake, if there's one thing in life i hate, it's the english monarchy!!!!!|
|posted by (2014-06-08 05:06:54)|
|so lee rigbys killers will get out but hackers will get life!|
very funked up
|posted by (2014-06-08 05:57:14)|
|This is the result of years of in-breeding. Jail childkillers for life not tax payers who cannot afford to rent movies.|
|posted by (2014-06-08 07:24:25)|
|It's nice to see the children have been allowed to comment on this article. Perhaps instead of pulling the Royal Family to pieces they should learn how to spell and compose proper sentences or at the very least, prove that they actually learned something at school.|
By the way, the headline is wrong and very misleading. The Queen of England didn't propose anything, she just read out a list of proposals put forward, by the UK Government, in the Queen's speech. She had no input at all in their composition. Perhaps the author and the other posters should have paid more attention in their history lessons and they would have known that the Queen is not allowed, by an act of parliament, to make, propose or change laws in the UK. the Queen's Speech is just ceremonial mores the pity.
|Seriously, there are much worse criminals to deal with...|
|posted by (2014-06-08 13:20:46)|
|Well spoken, Boghound, but there are few that have ears to hear.|
|posted by (2014-06-08 13:51:49)|
|Looks like the people in UK are screwed like us in South Africa. We dont have internet problems like them but pretty much everything else are f#cked.|
|posted by (2014-06-08 22:00:05)|
|In this light she looks no more than a puppet just like the obama-tron that lives in the white citadel.|
If there we're life sentences for cybercriminals then your govt and ours would be forced to stop recruiting from
colleges and start recruiting from prisons (Oh wait) because any act that an intellectual endeavors to commit online will be seen as an act of aggressive criminal activity in their eyes as long as their desperation to keep their secrets and unbridled ambitions to exploit others for their own clandestine operations exist. The cyber world in essence becomes their private pool of talent, all they have to do is throw a charge at you and hope it scares you enough to join their team when they make that offer.
This smells like a system that is going to bed at night and waking up in cold sweats screaming at the top of their lungs that a "cybercriminal" aka goodie-2-shoes god-boy who doesnt like to be spied on by big brother or granny across the river, will break into their little nest of lies and surveillance and spill their goodies all across the web for the world to see what they have been up to. That is what they fear and if it means branding some person who just wants to do the right thing as a terrorist and cybercriminal then piece-a-cake.
They are scattering, scampering, running about with their heads cut off and pretending to be in control. They are all too aware that they have no control what-so-ever. Their deep dark secrets are just waiting to be found and exposed to the rest of the world and there is nothing they can do but wait for it...or scare the people into being so afraid of their penalties that the hidden truths go undiscovered..so are you scared yet?
Bottom line: They are afraid that we are becoming more aware, learning faster and digging deeper than they expected and we will soon tear down their firewalls and bring their houses tumbling down...
The revolution..will be digitized...
P.S. How in the hell can a cybercriminal cause serious illness to someone? I'd really like to know/try that.
|Hey guys! The UK government have to keep their jails and|
prisons full to stay in business, lol. And security experts
hackers have to find another line work. They aren't really
helping anyone but themselves.
|posted by (2014-06-09 17:22:07)|
I live in Cape Town and couldn't agree more. LOL
|""The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained" by CGP Grey, in which he explain the cost for UK, which is around 40mill pounds. But the government rents land from the Royal family worth 200mill pound."|
Dissolve the monarchy and seize its ill-gotten assets: instantly hundreds of millions of quids in and tourists are still free to visit the lovely old buildings.
|hackers get life and paedophiles get 6 months ! ... oh sorry ... meant to say, paedophiles don't cost tax payers as much money as hackers .. because that's what it really about|
|posted by (2014-06-10 06:32:03)|
|Become a "cybercriminal" (whatever that means- it's whatever the government says it means) and get life in prison. But if the government does it, then it's not illegal. Because they're "protecting" British citizens and they're paying the government goons protection money for the privilege. I've said it many times before: the basket case UK is done.|
|Aww the queen of England(but really German),her grandson dresses up as a nazi.|
Her son Charles sending text sms to Camilla saying he longed to suck her tampon(whilst still married to princess diana)
Prince phillip managing to insult all races with ease,oh and she is really German(changed surname).
@snot Yes its a disgrace regarding the solider Lee Rigby
|@10 couldnt agree mosr she will be dead soon she is getting old.||
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