Ethical hackers face tough sanction

Ethical hackers face tough sanction

Ethical hackers who find vulnerabilities on government or private websites in Jamaica could face a $3-million fine and three-year prison sentence if a provision in the Cybercrimes Act, 2015, remains and receives the nod from Parliament.

That threat could penalise actors such as Zack Whittaker, the security editor at American online newspaper TechCrunch who, last February, revealed that a cloud-storage server with uploaded documents had been left unprotected on the JamCOVID website.

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