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Beware of Cyber Crimes

Beware of hacking into a website, manipulating data or even simply deleting files that aren’t yours. A new Computer Crime Act will soon make cyber offences punishable acts, with the offenders liable to be fined Rs. 200,000 or face two years imprisonment or both. Cabinet has already approved the draft legislation, and according to sources at the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Act will be taken up in Parliament shortly for enactment. The Act, drafted by Committee on Law and Computer of the Council for Information Technology and Computer (CINTEC), will deem all unauthorised computer activities illegal with the offender liable to a fine not exceeding Rs.200,000 or imprisonment of maximum of two years. According to Committee member Kolitha Dharmawardena, the activities to be deemed illegal include unauthorised disclosures, removal, deletion, obstruction and manipulation of information. Full Story

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