Hacking is Legal in Argentina

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Paul Wilders, Apr 16, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Jul 1, 2001
    The Netherlands
    An Argentine judge has ruled that hacking is legal by default in the country, arguing that the law covers crimes against people, things and animals, but not cyberspace.

    Hackers protested the death of a journalist whose murder was linked to an associate of Menem

    It is the first case against computer hacking in Argentina.

    The judge gave his decision after presiding over the case of a group of people that broke into the Supreme Court's website.

    Argentine law does not protect a website, so hacking into it cannot be illegal, he said, declaring those on trial innocent of the charges that they broke into the site.

    'Legal void'

    However, in the ruling, the judge warned of a "serious legal void" in the prosecution of digital crimes.

    And in Argentina, courts rulings do not set legal precedents, therefore another judge could rule differently in a new case.

    The group, known as the X-Team, modified the high court website in 1998, accusing the judges of covering up the murder of the prominent journalist Jose Luis Cabezas.

    Cabezas' bullet-ridden, charred body was found in his car in 1997 after he posted pictures of businessman Alfredo Yabran.

    Yabran was alleged by some to have been corrupt and was linked to former Argentine President Carlos Menem. He committed suicide after a judge ordered his arrest.

    The death of the journalist, which happened during Mr Menem's government, provoked several protests against impunity and corruption among the Argentine elite.


    source: news.bbc.co.uk
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