My lecture notes of my e-commerce module mentioned:
Find out Singapore’s law regarding cyber crime.
So I went out to see what is in there for unfortunate geeks who are not geeky enough to not get caught by the government. Apparently Singapore has the Computer Misuse Act to deal with computer crimes. And we have been actively updating the base version, the latest being updated in 2007. Here are the penalties for conviction of computer crime in Singapore (summarized by Computer Crime Research Center).
Most of the provisions of the Computer Misuse Act carry a maximum fine up to $10,000 Singaporean dollars and/or imprisonment up to three years for a first offense. For the second and subsequent offenses, the penalty is a fine up to $20,000 Singaporean dollars and/or imprisonment up to five years. If there was damage caused as a result of the crime, the penalty is a fine up to $50,000 and/or imprisonment up to seven years. If the crime involved a threat to Singapore’s security, or to the banking or other financial, communications, or transportation industries, or to public services including utilities, safety, police, civil defense, or medicine, the penalty is a fine up to $100,000 Singaporean dollars and/or imprisonment up to 20 years.
Whoa~ Luckily I’m not geeky enough to want to test the system. Or at least I am not geeky enough to have the confidence that I won’t get caught. I’m just geeky enough to know that several systems employed in Singapore are not very foolproof. Ho ho ho~
Okay… I should buck up for this module. Didn’t do very well for mid-terms. URGH~!