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Cyber Crime Bill; Crimes and Their Fines

Cyber crimes are increasing day by day in the country. And we don’t even has any clue about it!

Heres a list of cybercrimes and their punishments given below to spread away awareness in the people of our country!

1.  Spreading False Information about an Individual: up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both:

Anyone who has displayed any sort of false information about anyone through any of the information systems that is proved to be wrong or harmful against the person  is the victum of it, will be punished for three year or will be given a fine of million rupees!

Example

  • You know that an information is wrong and you still post or share it on Facebook about a person that damages his/her reputation

2.  Making /  Spreading Explicit Images or Videos of an Individual: up to 5 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Anyone who diplays any content about anyone which:

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a natural person over any sexually explicit image or video
  • Includes a photograph or a video of a natural person in sexually explicit conduct
  • Intimidates a natural person with any sexual act, or any sexually explicit image or video of a natural person
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a natural person to engage in a sexually explicit act,

Through any of the information system will be either imprisoned for 5 years of will be charged a fine of 5 million rupees!

Examples

  • You photoshop an Image of a person in a manner that face is used along side a nude body
  • You make an sexually explicit video or images of someone in private
  • You broadcast / post such video or images on Facebook or through any other medium (such as Whatsapp)
  • You use any explicit video to blackmail someone

3.  Making / Spreading Explicit Images or Videos of Minor: up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Anyone who:

  • Superimposes a photograph of the face of a minor over any sexually explicit image or video
  • Includes a photograph or a video of a minor in sexually explicit conduct
  • Intimidates a minor with any sexual act, or any sexually explicit image or video
  • Cultivates, entices or induces a minor to engage in a sexually explicit act,

Through any information source will be punished with imprisonment of 7 years or charged affine of 5 million rupees.

Examples

  • You photoshop an Image of kid in a manner that face is used along side an explicit body
  • You make an sexually explicit video or images of minor
  • You broadcast / post video or images of a minor on Facebook or through any other medium (such as Whatsapp)
  • You use any explicit video to blackmail a minor

4.  Child pornography: up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million in Fine or both

Anyone who:

  • A minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct;
  • A person appearing to be a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct;
  • or Realistic images representing a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct

Through any information source will be punished with imprisonment of 7 years or charged affine of 5 million rupees

5.  Cyber stalking: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

If u try to get into any sort of relation with the other party while he/she resist it to be then you may suffer imprisonment for 3 year or will be charged with a fine of one million rupees.

Examples:

  • You repeatedly call someone, despite the other party asks you to not to
  • You send emails with no interest shown by the other party
  • You do something in a manner that other party is harassed out of your actions

6.  Hacking Email / phone for Stalking: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

If anyone trys to monitor the personal life of anyone through the SMS, email etc then he /she might suffer imprisonment for 3 year or will be charged with a fine of one million rupees.

Example

  • You hack someone with intent to a relation that you are in or may make and then monitors the email, this could land you in jail for up to three years

7.  Making Videos/Pics and Distributing without Consent: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or both

Making videos or taking pictures of any individual and then distributing them among others without their will may lead u in to trouble. you can go behind bars for up to three years and may have to bear a fine of up to Rs. 1 million or both.

Example

  • You take picture or video of someone and then posts in online to damage the other party

8.  Cyber Stalking with a Minor: Up to 5 Years in Jail and up to Rs. 10 Million in Fine

This act may lead u to be imprisoned for 5 years or will be charged a fine of 10 million rupees.

Cyber stalking offences include:

  • Making contact in a manner that minor is harassed
  • Taking photographs, making videos and distributing them without consent
  • Blackmailing
  • Spying on minors

9.  Hate speech: Up to 7 Years in Prison or fine or both

Anyone under this act shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Examples:

  • You post messages on Facebook that can trigger inter-faith or sectarian avoidance
  • You write a blog that triggers ethnic hatred

10.      Spamming: Three Months of Prison or Fine up to Rs. 5 Million or Both

You can be fined with up to Rs. 50,000 for the first and three months of jail if they:

  • Send spam emails/SMS without permission of receiver
  • Send emails without unsubscribe options
  • Send emails with
    • harmful fraudulent emails
    • misleading email
    • illegal email

11.      Spoofing: Up to 3 Years in Jail or Fine up to Rs. 500,00 or both 

Who ever with some foolish intentions develops a website withinformation that aint to be displayed commits spoofing on the net.

Any uspects of these will be punishemt with an imprisment of 3 years of with a fine of 50000 or even both.

12.      Malicious Code: Up to 2 Years in Jail or up to Rs. 1 Million in Fine or Both

Whoever does this will suffer a lifetime behind the bars for 2 year or will pay a fine of one million rupees

Examples:

  • You write a virus
  • You write a code that can be used to destruct a hard drive
  • You develop a mobile app to spy someone
  • Yo develop an app to spread virus
  • You DDoS attack someone

13.      Unauthorized Access to Information System or Data: up to 3 Months Prison or up to Rs. 50,000 Fine or both

These are the orders of the law that anyone who displays information of anyone dishonest intents then you can go to jail for up to three months or be liable to pay a fine up to Rs. 50,000 or bot

Examples:

  • Access to Information System means: Gaining access, control or ability to use any part or whole of an system that could be a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or any other kind of computer system
  • Access to Data: Gaining access, control or ability to use any data or traffic data, i.e. an email, SMS, fax, print out, or any kind of computer data.

14.      Unauthorized copying or transmission of Data: up to 6 Months Prison or up to Rs. 100,000 Fine or both

Anyone who transmits or causes to transmit any data will be fined with rs 100000, or imprisoned for 6 months or even both.

Examples:

  • If you copies data of someone else’s flash drive
  • If you gain access to someone’s phone and copy a mobile number
  • If you forward someone’s SMS to unintended people
  • You hack a website and copy its data
  • If you know a loophole in a website and copy data, say email addresses

15.      Interference with information system or data: up to 2 Years Prison or up to Rs. 500,000 Fine or both

 If anyone destroys even a single part of the information system will be punished for 2 year jail or a fine of RS: 500000 or even both.

Examples:

  • You hack a website and delete the content of the server
  • You gain access to someone’s mobile and delete its number
  • You gain access to someone’s Facebook account and delete it, partly or wholly
  • You gain access to someone’s Facebook account and post an update from his/her account
  • You gain access to someone’s email and send an email from his account
  • You send an SMS from someone’s mobile phone

16.       Unauthorized access to critical infrastructure information system or data: up to 3 Years Prison or up to Rs. 1 Million Fine or both

Anyone who has any sort of access to unauthorized access to any critical infrastructure information system or data shall be punished jail for 3 years of a fine of RS: one million.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and get an authorized access
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers

17.       Unauthorized copying or transmission of critical infrastructure data: up to 5 Years Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million Fine or both

Harmful intention of such a case would have punichment of five years of jail, or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and steal the data,
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and start listening to data
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services and copy the data
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange and copy all the records
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers and copy the data and forward it your friend

18.      Interference with critical infrastructure information system or data: up to 7 Years Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million Fine or both

In this case the person shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Definitions:

  • Critical Infrastructure: Critical elements of infrastructure such as assets, facilities, systems, networks, altering which can cause:
    • Major detrimental impact on the availability, integrity or delivery of essential services — including those services, whose integrity, if compromised, could result in significant loss of life or casualties — taking into account significant economic or social impacts
    • significant impact on national security, national defense, or the functioning of the slate.
    • Or any infrastructure that is designated by Government of Pakistan as critical

Examples:

  • You hack NADRA’s database and delete everything
  • You hack and intercept a fiber optic cable and start transmitting it to someone
  • You hack government of Pakistan’s website that’s maybe offering healthcare services and copy the data and start selling it
  • You hack and get access to Pakistan Stock Exchange and copy all the records and then delete them from server
  • You hack in to Pakistan Army’s servers and copy the data and then delete it from the server

19.      Glorification of an offence: up to 7 Years Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million Fine or both

Anyone with this false intention shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You post on Facebook about Talibaan and say that they are good people
  • You SMS someone and say that Al-Qaida people will go to heaven
  • You come on TV and start praising banned outfit
  • You own a website that preaches about suicide bombing
  • You run a YouTube channel and there you say good things about anyone who has been convicted of terrorism
  1. Cyber terrorism: Up to 14 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 50 Million fine or both

Anyone with this false intention may extend his punishment of jail to 14 years or that fine which may be extended to 50 million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You gain access to back-end system of a TV channel and start broadcasting a message that may create panic
  • You gain access to back-end of a mobile company and start broadcasting a message that may trigger fear

21.      Online Recruitment, Funding of Terrorism: Up to 7 Years in Prison or fine or both

Anyone with this false intention shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both.

Examples:

  • You run a Facebook group and encourage people to fund TTP
  • You run a Whatsapp group and plan a terror attack

22.      Electronic forgery: Up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 250,000 fine or both

Anyone with this false intentionshall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years or with line which may extend to two hundred and fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • Change a contract/ agreement / invoice with intent to gain legal benefit

23.      Electronic forgery of Critical Infrastructure: Up to 7 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million fine or both

Anyone with this false intention shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees or with both.

Examples:

  • You electronically change a contract that may result into detrimental loss to a company in magnitude

24.      Electronic fraud: Up to 2 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 10 Million fine or both

Anyone with this false intention  shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to ten million rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You get into a relationship with someone with intents to cause financial damage

25.      Making, obtaining, or supplying device for use in offence: Up to six months in Prison or up to Rs. 50,000 fine or both

Anyone with this false intention will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

Examples

  • You make a software to hack a website
  • You manufacture a special purpose phone to communicate for planning an attack
  • You write code to steal data
  • You develop a phishing page

26.      Unauthorized use of identity information: Up to 3 Years in Prison or up to Rs. 5 Million fine or both

Anyone with this false intention shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five million rupees, or with both.

Examples:

  • You use someone’s email address to pose as someone you aren’t
  • You call someone and claim you are a person which you are not

27.      Unauthorized issuance of SIM cards etc: Up to 3 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 500,000 in fine or both

Anyone with this false intention will be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years with or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both

Examples:

  • You sell SIM cards without verifying data
  • You provide a SIM card to someone else for usage, even temporarily

28.    Tampering of communication equipment: Up to 3 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 1 Million in fine or both

Anyone with this false intention shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both.

Example

  • You install a spy mobile app that can record calls and SMS and is able to send this data in email to you or someone else

29.      Unauthorized interception: Up to 2 Years in Prison or Up to Rs. 500,000 in fine or both

Anyone with this false intention:

  • any transmission that is not intended to be and is not open to the public, from or within an information system
  • electromagnetic emissions from an information system that are carrying data

Shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which ma extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both.

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