Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 10 - NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  

Part 10.7 - Computer offences  

Division 477 - Serious computer offences  

SECTION 477.2   Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person causes any unauthorised modification of data held in a computer; and


(b) the person knows the modification is unauthorised; and


(c) the person is reckless as to whether the modification impairs or will impair:


(i) access to that or any other data held in any computer; or

(ii) the reliability, security or operation, of any such data.


(d) (Repealed by No 120 of 2012)

Penalty: 10 years imprisonment.

(2)  
(Repealed by No 120 of 2012)

(3)  
A person may be guilty of an offence against this section even if there is or will be no actual impairment to:


(a) access to data held in a computer; or


(b) the reliability, security or operation, of any such data.

(4)  
A conviction for an offence against this section is an alternative verdict to a charge for an offence against section 477.3 (unauthorised impairment of electronic communication).




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