gets disclaimer to distinguish criminals from hackers




The website of the Public Prosecution gets a special disclaimer to indicate expressly that the word “hack” in some cases the meaning of ‘criminal hacking and in some cases used in the sense of looking up the boundaries of the art .

According to Minister of Security and Justice, the prosecution used the term ‘hacker’ in multiple meanings. The Department makes the distinction between the criminal and general meaning it sufficiently clear because of the context in which it is used. “In cases where the context is not clear speaks OM in its public expressions of” criminal hackers “or” criminals “writes Opstelten. “On the OM-site will be more explicitly stated that hacking in this sense is meant. Using a disclaimer”

The minister replied thus to questions from Labour MP Astrid Oosenbrug. Who wanted the minister to know why ‘hacking’ is placed in the context of crime. “On the site of the OM Eleven different hacker groups wrote about this in an open letter to the OM Opstelten that the term ‘one-sided’ and ‘incorrect’ and even to ‘intrusion’ or ‘cybercrime’ could limit when it comes to criminal activity better.

According Opstelten is prevalent in society, however, that the term hacker is used for individuals who are in a criminal sense guilty of -in particularities computer intrusion. He stresses that OM is “fully aware of the added value that hackers have in increasing the digital security of our society.” In addition, he is referring to hacker in the sense of “the technology interested hobbyist or professional who actively the boundaries of the art in looking for or who has specialized in testing the security of computer systems and networks.”


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