Monday, 22 September 2014

Computer Related Fraud in Singapore

Computer Fraud in Singapore

Computer related offences are governed under the Computer Misuse and Cyber security Act (Chapter 50A).

It is an offence to intentionally use a computer to perform any function that secures unauthorised access to a computer programmer or data. The punishment for this offence is a maximum fine of $5,000 and/or an imprisonment not more than 2 years.

It is also an offence to access a computer programme or use data in the computer to commit an offence involving property, fraud, dishonesty or acts that cause bodily harm. The punishment is a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or imprisonment term of not more than 10 years.

Unauthorized modification of contents in a computer is also an offence and one is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or imprisonment term of not more than 3 years.

Online scams and identify theft offences are governed under this act as well, but one can be charged under the Penal Code or Securities and Future Act as well.

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