Irish legal system has certain acts that are related with computer crimes i.e. Criminal Damage Act 1991 and Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud offences) Act 2001. The Criminal Damage Act defines criminal activity that anyone who possess anything with intention to damage property. The term “damage” could be in form of damage done to hardware and software by cyber criminals. The person found guilty under the act can get imprisonment of 12 months and fine of 1,000 Euro. This particular act is highly applicable to hacking since it is one of act that cyber criminal undertaken intentionally to damage the property.
DARKNET, ANONYMITY & LAW
Over the last few years, we have begun to hear more frequent mention of the darknet in the mainstream media. Increasingly now we are finding that media is reporting about different aspects of the darknet. This is also coupled with the fact that a majority of stakeholders still do not want to believe in the existence of the darknet. This is notwithstanding the fact that darknet as a phenomenon and paradigm distinctly exists. Darknet is getting more and more center-stage attention with the passage of time.
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