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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 | PoliticsHome.com

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