Is Hacking A Crime?

"Hacking" is a term commonly used to describe one who obtains unauthorized access to a computer. Under the Criminal Code, it is an offence to fraudulently obtain, access, use, control, interfere, or intercept computer data or functions. The sections of the Criminal Code that deal with these types of crimes are as follows:

  • Mischief in Relation to Data - section 430(1.1)
  • Interception - section 184(1)
  • Unauthorized Use of Computer - section 342.1(1)
  • Fraud - section 380
  • Identity Theft/Identity Fraud


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