Computer Misuse Act 1990

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Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA)


Cases

Computer Misuse Act 1990 cases, England and Wales since 2003
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Proceeded against 19 21 24 25 19 17 19 10 11 25 55
Found Guilty 5 12 16 18 10 12 10 18 11 27 40
Conviction Ratio % 26.3 57.1 66.7 72.0 52.6 70.6 52.6 180 100 108 72.7

Source: Hansard 1990-2015 2014,2015 (Proceeding and verdicts may go across years resulting in apparent differences in numbers.)


NFIB Code Description
National Fraud Intelligence Bureau codes for Computer Misuse Act offences
NFIB50A Computer Viruses/Malware
NFIB51A Denial of Service Attack
NFIB51B Denial of Service Attack (Extortion)
NFIB52 Computer Hacking
NFIB52A Hacking - Server
NFIB52B Hacking - Personal
NFIB52C Hacking - Social media and email
NFIB52D Hacking - PBX/Dial Through
NFIB52E Hacking (Extortion)

Source: Counting rules for recorded crime GOV.UK

Notable cases

Offences committed before 2008

Prior to the passing of the Police Reform Act 2006 summary offences would need to be prosecuted within three years of a crime being committed. After 1 October 2018 (1 October 2017 in Scotland) CMA offences could be tried "on indictment" not subject to the limits on summary offences.[1]


Links

  • Greg Callus 2018-04-08