UK’s Computer Misuse Act to be reviewed, says Home Secretary as she condemns ransomware payoffs

Priti Patel has promised a government review of the UK’s 30-year-old Computer Misuse Act “this year” as well as condemning companies that buy off ransomware criminals.

The Home Secretary pledged the legal review in a speech at the CyberUK conference this afternoon, organised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

“As part of ensuring that we have the right tools and mechanisms to detect, disrupt and deter our adversaries, I believe now is the right time to undertake a formal review of the Computer Misuse Act,” said Patel.

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Source: The Register