Cyber jail terms tougher

Friday, 13 September 2002, 3:14 PM EST

Criminals who hack into computers and communications equipment face up to 10 years in jail under the latest state government crackdown on crime. And arsonists who set bushfires will face up to 15 years in prison under the same legislation.

The Crimes (Property Damage and Computer Offences) Bill will create new penalties for anyone who hacks into or destroys computers or electronic communications.

Attorney-General Rob Hulls yesterday detailed the offences under plans to bring state law into the 21st century, with specific sanctions for those who both commit offences and plan offences.

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