A fine line between ‘Accidental Discovery’ and Hacking
Lets set the scene using a local law (ECT Act of 2002) and set the scene for a few cases and use the following definition for the Act.
“Access” includes the actions of a person who, after taking note of any data, becomes aware of the fact that he or she is not authorised to access that data and still continues to access that data.
Disclaimer: I do not condone any form of unauthorised access to any system.
I would like to draw attention on two previous newsletters we have raised to the relevant contacts evidence of the website that was hacked many years ago.
- Government example
- First public notice August 2012 however evidence of the hack was seen by us on the 9th of May 2011 due to ...