Sentences for cyber crime and snooping to be tougher across EU

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawSTRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – EU lawmakers agreed on Thursday to toughen criminal penalties across the European Union for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data. The 28 EU member states currently have a patchwork of varying tariffs for cyber crime. The decision mandates national maximum sentences of at least two years in prison for attempting to illegally access information systems. …


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