Germany Restricts Anti-Hacking Legalization

According to the news published by Itnews on June 1, 2007, the government of Germany suppressed cyber-crime by classifying more divisions of hacking into an illegal task.

This law, which was proposed last year and was permitted last week, brings down the rate of computer threats, which was at its peak in public and private sector of Germany.

The German government also claims that various categories related with hacking are illegal and are equally punishable like any other crime. The government also recognizes selling, creating, acquiring or even distributing Hacker Tools as crime in order to gain illegal permission to confidential data. Among the other crimes has been recognized as prohibiting security measures in order to get private data.

According to the news published in Security Park on May 31, 2007, Finjan's CTO, Yuval Ben- Itzhak said that in spite of various legalization applied years ago, the attacks of hackers on IT sector were constantly increasing and it became difficult for them to adjust with their harmful techniques.

Ben- Itzhak further added that the owing of hacker utilities was not illegal. The Quarterly Web security reports has recognized their complex pattern, which explained that the hackers used confusion of codes in order to avoid detection, as per the news published by Itnews on June 1, 2007.

According to the news published by Security Park on May 31, 2007, Yuval claimed, this new German law made web safer. This new law identifies downloading any utility or surpassing IT's security measures as an offense. Further, Government should also punish those who attempts to leak and infect data by hosting deadly contents on their servers.

Like Germany, US and UK, has cyber crime in action. In addition to this, the new law made many loopholes closed.

According to the news published by Computer weekly on May 30, 2007, the UK government is planning to adopt same actions which would minimize the use of hacking tools, but it would, at the same time, restrict the companies from conducting hacking tests on their on networks.

Related article: German Police May Not Sneak Into PCs; Orders Court

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