Germany’s upper police certified has called for stronger laws to fight cyber-crime on the unlawful Internet called the Dark net – and other organized immoral people assemblies, in an interview printed on Saturday.
Holger Munch who is the premier of the Federal Criminal Police Office told Die Welt news giant that German decree wanted to be familiar to account for the significant harm such criminal activities can do.
“Qualified hackers can cause huge damage. They signify a danger to security and the budget,”
“That should be reproduced in the verdicts as well.”
Munch said that present law made it problematic to go after workers of botnet networks that allow large-scale automated cyber-attacks.
Munch’s remarks came after a German court freshly gave a suspended sentence to a British hacker-for-hire who admitted to a cyber-attack that bumped the Internet for nearly a million Deutsche Telekom clienteles.
The local court in Cologne passed the man, named only as Daniel K., a deferred sentence of a year and eight months for trying hacking the commercial computer disruption.
The Central Criminal Police Office last year stated 83,000 circumstances of cyber-crime that produced harm costing over €51mil (RM257.6mil). More than semi of German companies have been hit by snooping, interruption or data theft.
Die Welt newspaper also quoted the central prosecutor for Frankfurt, home of Germany’s Internet corruption agency (ZIT) as a vocation for improvements of the current decree to account for a rising trade in drugs, pornography and arms on the Dark-net.
Georg Ungefuk told the newspaper.
“The criminal code for cyber crime must be reformed and modernized, otherwise many of the crimes that we see cannot be sufficiently prosecuted,”
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, whose party needs him take over the central interior ministry after the Sept 24 German election, said Germany wanted a more inclusive tactic to cyber crime, notwithstanding its decentralized federal edifice that allocates great responsibility to the individual states.
“The capabilities of the central government, states, and military are even more indistinct in the cyber realm than in the fight alongside terrorism,” he told the weekly publication, Der Spiegel. “We need new configurations.”