Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019
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Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019

Of the 17,600 offences recorded in the UK, just 57 were able to be tried under the Computer Misuse Act, report finds
1 Oct 2020
UK gov urged to overhaul "unfit for purpose" Computer Misuse Act
Computer Misuse Act

UK gov urged to overhaul "unfit for purpose" Computer Misuse Act

Cyber security experts say 30-year-old law has not kept pace with advances in technology
30 Jun 2020
Businesswoman sentenced for illegally deleting company files
Computer Misuse Act

Businesswoman sentenced for illegally deleting company files

Danielle Bulley accessed a company’s servers months after resigning as director from a previously linked firm that went into liquidation
22 Jun 2020
Computer Misuse Act 'putting critical UK infrastructure at risk'
Computer Misuse Act

Computer Misuse Act 'putting critical UK infrastructure at risk'

The 30 year-old legislation also prevents cyber security professionals from doing their jobs, it's claimed
22 Jan 2020
237 police officers disciplined over computer misuse
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Computer Misuse Act

237 police officers disciplined over computer misuse

FOI request reveals UK forces failing basic IT best practices
8 Nov 2019
Ex-Yahoo! employee admits hacking users for explicit content
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Ex-Yahoo! employee admits hacking users for explicit content

More than 6,000 users compromised as defendant also accessed iCloud, Facebook and Gmail accounts
2 Oct 2019
Almost 100 HMRC staff disciplined over computer misuse
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Computer Misuse Act

Almost 100 HMRC staff disciplined over computer misuse

Staff dismissed over misuse of emails, computer equipment and social media
1 Oct 2019
Six-month sentence handed for data abuse in ICO prosecution
Computer Misuse Act

Six-month sentence handed for data abuse in ICO prosecution

Data regulator hints seeking tougher punishment was an effort to change behaviour in how personal data is held and processed
13 Nov 2018
NCSC unveils new cyber attack classification system
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National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC unveils new cyber attack classification system

The framework categorises everything from individual hacks up to national cyber emergencies
12 Apr 2018
'Hacker' Lauri Love wins appeal against US extradition
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'Hacker' Lauri Love wins appeal against US extradition

Love is now expected to stand trial in the UK on charges of US hacking
5 Feb 2018
36% of ex-employees are breaking the computer misuse act
Computer Misuse Act

36% of ex-employees are breaking the computer misuse act

Companies are failing to revoke access when IT workers leave
3 Jun 2016