Case Commentary

HKSAR v Chu Tsun Wai (2019) 22 HKCFAR 30 (Court of Final Appeal)

Appeal to the Court of Final Appeal against conviction under sections 59(1A) and 60(1) of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200). The Court held that taking part in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, even if it failed to have any effect upon the operation of a computer, nevertheless constituted a misuse of computer under section 59(1)(a) of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200).

Randy Shek and Geoffrey Yeung of Denis Chang’s Chambers appeared for the appellant.