Hackers can now be locked up for life in the UK

Malicious hackers who risk triggering deadly civil unrest by cutting off food distribution, telephone networks or energy supplies by sabotaging computer networks could be sentenced to life in prison, under measures introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

The Computer Misuse Act will be amended to include a new aggrevated offence of unauthorised access to a computer. The existing offence of impairing a computer only carries a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.

The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10875781/Hackers-who-threaten-national-security-face-life-in-prison.html