Aug 082014
 August 8, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

From The Local:

Federal justice minister Heiko Maas will seek to criminalize the buying and selling of stolen data following Tuesday’s news of the mass theft of login details by a Russian hacker group.

“At the moment we’re checking how we can close criminal loopholes in the area of data fencing,” the Social Democrat (SPD) politician told the Hannover-based Neue Presse.

Until now only the act of theft and the use of stolen data have been against the law, with trading in a legal grey area.

Read more on The Local (DE).

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