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Source: ComputerWeekly.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hacks/Cracks A judge has ruled that denial of service attacks are not illegal under the UK's outdated Computer Misuse Act. A teenager charged with launching a denial of service (DoS) attack against his former employer escaped punishment when the judge threw out the charge after his defence successfully argued that DoS attacks were not covered by the parts of the act he was charged under.

District judge Kenneth Grant, sitting at Wimbledon magistrates court, said that the youth, who can’t be named for legal reasons, had not broken the law under which he was charged.

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