Hacking, it’s a curious thing …

The News of the World is in a bit of a spin – along with the raft of celebrities/sports stars who allegedly had their mobile phone voicemails hacked.

I didn’t think I’d ever use the words ‘celebrity’ and and ‘Computer Misuse Act’ in one line … but you never know eh!

So, News of the World, you could be guilty if you:

– you caused a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer (like listening to messages stored electronically, which they are)

– your access unauthorised (seems a slam dunk that one) and

– you knew at the time when you made the computer play you the message that this was the case

Hope you got a good lawyer!


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