Monday, 28 May 2012

the crippling blow.

in our last post, we had see how Trojan and Malware-Embedded Software operates in glimpse.
This post we'll talk on how the laws of Malaysia protects the users threaten by these malicious ware.

Like what have been stated before, we will have a look on The Computer Crimes Act 1997;
under the act we can safely note section 3 of the act,

Section 3- 

(1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if -

(a) he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer; 

(b) the access he intends to secure is unauthorized; and

(c) he knows at the time when he causes the computer to perform the function that is the case. 

(2) The intent a person has to have to commit an offence under this section need not be directed at -

(a) any particular program or data; 

(b) a program or data of any particular kind; or 

(c) a program or data held in any particular computer. 

(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both


after looking at this section we can see that the actual words that note Trojan and Malware-Embedded Software are not in use. however, the legislators had turn the other way round by stating the actual workings of the Malicious wares. that fall under sub section (1).

it stated that to be executed, the person doing that offense must have caused the computer to perform to his needs while gaining access, access here meaning that it is obtained but unauthorized and lastly, he knew that the performance of the computer is on for his own purpose- what ever it is intended to.

when we talk about what the person intend to do by his his evil mind, sub section (2) crossed several direction so for to widen the scope of this section.

and in return for the offense, the person behind this Malicious ware can be sanctioned by no greater than Rm50,000.00 or imprisonment up to five years. or both. 

in this post, we can see that Malaysia takes matters seriously in order to create a safe environment in the computerized world, it should be noted that no matter in what form the offenders used for attacks, the laws ensures that justice will prevail.

for more insight you can refer to this site right over here,

no, i mean here.

wait wait. here it is!

-faris aka mikki-

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