The United Kingdom has recently passed the Serious Crimes Act, 2015.
Part 2 of the Act makes several amendments to the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (“CMA”), including:
– a new offence of unauthorised acts in relation to a computer that result either directly, or indirectly, in serious damage in any country to the economy, environment, national security or human welfare, or create a significant risk of such things. The offence will carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for some categories of cyberattack. A person is guilty of the offence if they, at the time of commission, are aware . . . [more]