249 Accessing computer system for dishonest purpose

(1)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, directly or indirectly, accesses any computer system and thereby, dishonestly or by deception, and without claim of right,—

(a)

obtains any property, privilege, service, pecuniary advantage, benefit, or valuable consideration; or

(b)

causes loss to any other person.

(2)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who, directly or indirectly, accesses any computer system with intent, dishonestly or by deception, and without claim of right,—

(a)

to obtain any property, privilege, service, pecuniary advantage, benefit, or valuable consideration; or

(b)

to cause loss to any other person.

(3)

In this section, deception has the same meaning as in section 240(2).

Section 249: replaced, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).