Guessing a password is still hacking and Kemi Badenoch should be prosecuted for it

Kemi Badenoch: Hacking.

Tories would argue for the sake of it until they were blue in the face, rather than just in political persuasion.

If there isn’t any legislation or legal case law to state that guessing a password isn’t hacking, then they’re batting on a very sticky wicket indeed.

Kemi Badenoch has admitted breaking into a website belonging to a political opponent in order to carry out unauthorised alterations.

Come to think of it, that isn’t just hacking – it’s fraud.

Let’s see it argued out in court.

A Conservative rising star has admitted “hacking” into the website of a Labour opponent to alter its content in favour of the Tories.

Newly appointed Tory vice-chair Kemi Badenoch made the startling admission when asked what was the “naughtiest” thing she had ever done.

Hacking into websites is a criminal offence which can carry a prison sentence of up to two years – but the Tories insisted guessing a password did not constitute “real hacking”.

Source: Conservative rising star admits she ‘hacked’ into Labour MP website to spread Tory propaganda |

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6 thoughts on “Guessing a password is still hacking and Kemi Badenoch should be prosecuted for it

  1. Ultraviolet

    But of course Harriet Harman has forgiven her, rather than demanding action be taken against such blatant, anti-democratic dirty tricks.

    Glass houses on the part of New Labour, do you think?

  2. aunty1960

    That’s like saying I guessed your front door key was under the plant pot and therefore me using it to enter your house is not breaking and entering and I am allowed to do what I want in your house because you left your key in an easy place.

    To be honest police do use that argument, left purse on top of bag, looked and spoke to a man, used mobile in middle of high street, spoke to a group of people to leave people, property a car lone, therefore deserved mugging, rape, theft, and being beaten to a pulp.

    Had someone hack into my websites and accounts and change my password and acoount ownership

    Took me ages and many said accept it, cannot do anything. I did get it all back. But nobody was helping.

    No Offence these days

  3. Barry Davies

    Technically it isn’t hacking, which is when you stress test a system, and the owner is aware of it, it is cracking when you illegally gain access without the person being aware.

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