Brazil Passes Tougher Legislation to Combat Cybercrime

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Brazil Passes Tougher Legislation to Combat Cybercrime

The Brazilian government has passed new laws enacting stricter penalties for fraud and crimes committed in digital contexts.

The Brazilian Penal Code has been amended by law 14.155, which was approved last Thursday (27), to include more stringent penalties for device invasion, theft, and misconduct in digital media environments, and crimes are done with the information provided by someone induced to or erroneously through fraudulent emails, social networks, or telephone contacts.

Cloning of messaging apps like WhatsApp, where criminals might, for example, seek money from the victim’s contacts, and phishing are among the crimes covered by the new legislation.

To Read More: ZDNet

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