Singapore teen faces 3 years' jail for tapping into another's wireless Internet

Monday, 13 November 2006, 12:12 AM EST

A Singapore teenager has been charged with tapping into someone else's wireless Internet connection, a crime that carries a penalty of up to three years in jail.

Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, is the first person to be charged with this crime under the Computer Misuse Act, the Straits Times reported. The report said Tan is accused of using a laptop computer to gain unauthorized access to a home wireless network on May 13.

At the Herald Tribune.

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