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Electronic Civil Disobedience

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the steps which the group Electronic Civil Disobedience proposes to take to pursue a denial of service attack against the fur industry from its website on 14 February are legal in the United Kingdom. [HL1053]

I understand that this question relates to assertions purportedly made by a group known as Electronic Civil Disobedience that for several days after 14 February it will seek to co-ordinate the international flooding of e-mail systems of organisations in the fur industry, and hence disable these systems.As a Minister I am unable to comment on the specific case to which the noble Lord refers.Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 criminalises denial of service attacks where either the offender or the system under attack is located in the UK.