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Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime


A German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who confessed to a cyber attack that knocked out the Internet for around a million Deutsche Telekom customers. — Reuters

A German court recently gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who confessed to a cyber attack that knocked out the Internet for around a million Deutsche Telekom customers. — Reuters

BERLIN: Germany's top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal Internet  the Darknet  and other organised criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday. 

Holger Muench, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, told Die Welt newspaper that German law needed to be adjusted to account for the massive harm such criminal activities can do.

   

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