A quick follow-up on my previous entry about Kasper Holmberg.
According to an Ottawa Police news release, Mansour Moufid, a second-year math major at Carleton, has been charged with “Mischief to data and Unauthorized use of a computer” in relation to the Kasper Holmberg Incident that took place at Carleton University.
He used Keylogger software and Magnetic stripe card reader software to acquire students’ information. Moufid put together a 16-page document that first made it to the University Secretary’s office followed by emailing the document to 37 students of the University several days later.
Apparently, he is going to appear in court on October 15th.
Section 430 of the Criminal Code of Canada indicates that
(5) Every one who commits mischief in relation to data
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada says
Unauthorized use of computer
342.1 (1) Every one who, fraudulently and without colour of right,
(a) obtains, directly or indirectly, any computer service,
(b) by means of an electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, intercepts or causes to be intercepted, directly or indirectly, any function of a computer system,
(c) uses or causes to be used, directly or indirectly, a computer system with intent to commit an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) or an offence under section 430 in relation to data or a computer system, or
(d) uses, possesses, traffics in or permits another person to have access to a computer password that would enable a person to commit an offence under paragraph (a), (b) or (c) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Doesn’t sound like it was worth it, does it?