A new law has been introduced in the UK which will put you in jail for a maximum of 10 years if you launch a DDoS attack. UK’s Britain’s Computer Misuse Act which was written well before the days of the WWW contained flaws that could possibly let DDoS attackers fall through holes in the law.
The new law includes these specific rules against DDoS:
* to impair the operation of any computer,
* to prevent or hinder access to any program or data held in any computer, or
* to impair the operation of any program or data held in any computer.
The new law, called Police And Justice Act 2006, also includes heavier sentences against accessing unauthorized computer access, from 6 months to a maximum of 2 years.