250 Damaging or interfering with computer system

(1)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years who intentionally or recklessly destroys, damages, or alters any computer system if he or she knows or ought to know that danger to life is likely to result.

(2)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who intentionally or recklessly, and without authorisation, knowing that he or she is not authorised, or being reckless as to whether or not he or she is authorised,—

(a)

damages, deletes, modifies, or otherwise interferes with or impairs any data or software in any computer system; or

(b)

causes any data or software in any computer system to be damaged, deleted, modified, or otherwise interfered with or impaired; or

(c)

causes any computer system to—

(i)

fail; or

(ii)

deny service to any authorised users.

Section 250: replaced, on 1 October 2003, by section 15 of the Crimes Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 39).