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Computer Misuse Act changes

by Nikola Strahija on April 4th, 2005 Derek Wyatt, MP, is proposing changes to the Computer Misuse Act next week Wyatt is a chairperson of the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group.

He wants to increase sentences for hacking from six months to two years and to introduce a specific offense for Denial of Service attacks.

Alan Lawson, analyst at the Butler Group, said: "These recommendations are simply too hardened criminals would continue to ignore this legislation, if enacted." Lawson also said there was a high likelihood of the government ignoring the recomendations.

Even other Mps are sceptical of these changes. Derek Wyatt, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, said: "Well they're being naive if they think there's any chance of it becoming legislation - that's not the point. The chances are the election will be announced just after I finish speaking. But the point is to get this out there and into the public domain.”

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