Try DOS and Get 10 Years

Outlaw.Com reports that a change to the law was made last week, making it an offence to launch a denial of service attack (DOS) in the UK, punishable by up to ten years in prison.

The change addresses concerns - highlighted in the trial of David Lennon in November 2005 on charges of sending five million emails to his former employer - that Britain's Computer Misuse Act, written in the days before the internet, allowed denial of service attacks to fall through a loophole.

This gap has now been closed to the great relief of business.