Election day vote: What punishment for cybercriminals?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s election day in the United Kingdom, and the nation is on tenterhooks to see who wins what looks like being the closest vote in decades.

This morning Mrs Clu-Blog and I – accompanied by our dog – went to the village’s small town hall to cast our vote. According to the BBC, “dogs may not yet be entitled to vote but they are allowed to come and watch.” The invigilators in our parish told us they weren’t supposed to stroke Archie the labradoodle (in case he was being used as a distraction while someone else stuffed 50 votes into the ballot box) but couldn’t resist.

Anyroad, all this election-fever got me thinking. Sophos enjoys a party, so why don’t we form a political party in time for the next election? Time is of the essence. After all, depending on how close the result is, the next election could be much…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.