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Sweden to Make Denial of Service Attacks Illegal 108

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the play-nicer dept.
paulraps writes "Sweden is to pass legislation making Denial of Service attacks illegal. The offense will carry a maximum jail term of two years, and is thought to be a direct response to the attack which crashed the Swedish police's web site last summer. Nobody was charged for that, but the fact that it came shortly after a raid on the Pirate Bay's servers was thought by many to be not entirely coincidental. Sweden's move follows the UK, which is even tougher on web attackers — there the sentence can be over five years in prison."
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Sweden to Make Denial of Service Attacks Illegal

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