11 November 2006

UK - Website denial-of-service attacks outlawed

(CNET News)
A U.K. law has been passed that makes it an offense to launch denial-of-service attacks. Among the provisions of the Police and Justice Bill 2006, is a clause that makes it an offense to impair the operation of any computer system. Other clauses prohibit preventing or hindering access to a program or data held on a computer, or impairing the operation of any program or data held on a computer. see also UK bans denial of service attacks (OUT-LAW News).