DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
 
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
November 20, 2018 
Main Menu
Home
Info
News archives
Articles
Howto
Reviews
 

Who's Online
There are currently 88 people online.

 

Latest Reviews
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
 

Follow us
RSS
 

EU sets harsher minimum sentences for cyber crime

Posted on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 16:59:54 CEST by


The Inquirer keeps us up to date about the European Commission's new cyber crime laws. The new commission directive stipulates a minimum two years sentence for cyber crime penalties, and says that instigating, aiding and abetting cyber crime offences can also be penalised. There's also a specific reference to botnet owners, they now face a minimum of three years in jail when a "significant number of systems have been affected by an attack", and a minimum of five years when a botnet causes "serious damage" or is deployed against "critical infrastructure".
Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner responsible for Home Affairs said, "I am pleased that formal approval has been reached on new rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and the sanctions in the area of cyber crime. The perpetrators of increasingly sophisticated attacks and the producers of related and malicious software can now be prosecuted, and will face heavier criminal sanctions.

"Member States will also have to quickly respond to urgent requests for help in the case of cyber attacks, hence improving European justice and police cooperation."




 



 

DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2018 DM Media Group bvba