Is the Computer Misuse Act insufficient/inadequate in the age of smartphones?

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EtonWorldDoppler
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Recent revelations suggest that criminal groups could spy on millions of smartphones and see you logging into your bank account or typing in passwords on your smartphone.

This is illegal.

However, is the Computer Misuse Act, one of the Acts of Parliament which addresses this to an extent, inadequate? Should sentences be much, much tougher for criminals caught doing this?
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Many laws are insufficient, much more clarification I needed in some areas.

Bit why would our government care?
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The computer misuse act is quite clear. Accessing a computer (a smart phone is a computer) without the knowledge is illegal. Similarly, accessing a computer with a view to commiting a futher crime is illegal.

The issue is tracing, capturing and then convicting those who break the misuse act.
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