Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pakistan Sets Death Penalty For Cyber Terrorism

Isambard Wilkinson writes on The

Cyber terrorism is described as the accessing of a computer network or electronic system by someone who then “knowingly engages in or attempts to engage in a terroristic act”.

“Whoever commits the offence of cyber terrorism and causes death of any person shall be punishable with death or imprisonment for life,” according to the ordinance, which was published by the state-run APP news agency.

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes law will be applicable to anyone who commits a crime detrimental to national security through the use of a computer or any other electronic device, the government said in the ordinance.

It listed several definitions of a “terroristic act” including stealing or copying, or attempting to steal or copy, classified information necessary to manufacture any form of chemical, biological or nuclear weapon.

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