[ISN] Punishments for hacking computers in Singapore.

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Wed Jul 01 1998 - 20:55:32 PDT

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    Forwarded From: William Knowles <erehwont_private>
    [This is probably one of the reasons you *NEVER* hear about hackers from
     Singapore. From the The Straits Times. July 1, 1998. - William]
    * OFFENCES on "protected computers", such as accessing and 
    altering programmes and causing problems in receiving or 
    despatching resources for emergency services: fine up to 
    $100,000, jail up to 20 years.
    * Unauthorised access to someone's web server or personal 
    computer: fine up to $5,000 (up from $2,000), jail up to 
    two years, or both.
    * Unauthorised modification to computer material, such 
    as introducing a computer virus, and unauthorised use or 
    interception, such as cloning mobile phones and pagers, 
    or using someone else's Internet account password to gain 
    access to the Internet: fine $10,000 (up from $2,000), 
    jail up to three years (from two years previously), or both.
    * Getting access to computers to commit a crime, even if 
    it is authorised access: fine up to $50,000, jail up to 
    10 years, or both.
    * Interfering with or obstructing the lawful use of a computer, 
    or disclosing passwords or access codes to unauthorised users: 
    fine up to $10,000, jail up to three years, or both.
    * If the offence causes damage, such as a loss of at least 
    $10,000: fine up to $50,000 (up from $20,000), jail up to 
    seven years (up from five years), or both.
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