Thursday, January 18, 2007

Legal Codes Hinder Hacker Cases

As police around the world become more skilled at tracking down criminals who spread computer viruses, they are realizing there are some bugs in their own system: hurdles to trying their cases in court.

The problems lie in both building cases and securing stiff sentences, say legal and security experts. Prosecutors can have a hard time explaining the complex crimes to the courts. It often is difficult for law enforcers to quantify the damage caused by a virus that infects computer networks. And judges often hand down light sentences to the culprits, who typically are young, first-time offenders, among other factors.

Read more HERE.


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