Phishing in Europe

Phishing in Germany

Provisions relating to phishing in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Fifteen, under the heading “Violation of Privacy,” located in Section 202b Phishing, which reads: Whosoever unlawfully intercepts data (section 202a (2)) not intended for him, for himself or another by technical means from a non-public data processing facility or from the electromagnetic broadcast of a data processing facility, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine, unless the offence incurs a more severe penalty under other provisions.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to phishing is current as of 2010

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