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Re: UK ISP threatens security researcher
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 06:20:50PM +0100, Will Hargrave wrote: [...] > In his blog post  he did admit to accessing other routers of Be's > customers using the backdoor password; this is probably  a criminal > offence in the UK. I'm not sure I have as much sympathy for him as you do. >  IANAL It *is* a criminal offence under extensions to the original CMA1990 in the Police and Justice Act 2006. The maximum penalty was also increased to two years imprisonment. I don't think this particular incident is enough to attract a custodial sentence, but he will almost certainly end up with a well-deserved criminal record for his stupidity if somebody can be bothered to press charges.