“economic loss” includes the disruption of government functions or the disruption of the use of public facilities.
“public facility” means any of the following (whether publicly or privately owned):
(a) a government facility, including premises used by government employees in connection with official duties,
(b) a public infrastructure facility, including a facility providing water, sewerage, energy or other services to the public,
(c) a public transport facility, including a conveyance used to transport people or goods,
(d) a public place, including any premises, land or water open to the public,
(e) a public computer system, including a computer system used for the operation of a public facility, for the provision of banking services or for other services to the public.
(a) whose conduct causes damage to a public facility, and
(b) who intended to cause that damage, and
(c) who intended by that conduct to cause:
(i) extensive destruction of property, or
(ii) major economic loss,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years.
(a) information in any form, or
(b) any program (or part of a program).
“data held in a computer” includes:
(a) data entered or copied into the computer, or
(b) data held in any removable data storage device for the time being in the computer, or
(c) data held in a data storage device on a computer network of which the computer forms part.
“data storage device” means anything (for example a disk or file server) containing or designed to contain data for use by a computer.
“electronic communication” means a communication of information in any form by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy.
“serious computer offence” means:
(a) an offence against section 308C, 308D or 308E, or
(b) conduct in another jurisdiction that is an offence in that jurisdiction and that would constitute an offence against section 308C, 308D or 308E if the conduct occurred in this jurisdiction.
(1) In this Part,
“access” to data held in a computer means:
(a) the display of the data by the computer or any other output of the data from the computer, or
(b) the copying or moving of the data to any other place in the computer or to a data storage device, or
(c) in the case of a program–the execution of the program.
(2) In this Part,
“modification” of data held in a computer means:
(a) the alteration or removal of the data, or
(b) an addition to the data.
(3) In this Part,
“impairment” of electronic communication to or from a computer includes:
(a) the prevention of any such communication, or
(b) the impairment of any such communication on an electronic link or network used by the computer,
but does not include a mere interception of any such communication.
(4) A reference in this Part to any such access, modification or impairment is limited to access, modification or impairment caused (whether directly or indirectly) by the execution of a function of a computer.