An electronics and furniture company worker was fined RM3,000 by the Sessions Court today for performing invalid and unauthorised modifications to the company’s website. (File pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: An electronics and furniture company worker was fined RM3,000 by the Sessions Court today for performing invalid and unauthorised modifications to the company’s website.

Judge Zamri Bakar fined Lau Jia Wen, 23, after she pleaded guilty to changing the contents in the company’s website by creating a product which is an iPhone 7 Plus phone without consent and permission of the company.

The offence was committed at the company in Setapak here about 12.29am on July 27 last year.

According to the facts, Lau had changed the price of six units of iPhone 7 Plus from the original price of RM4,299 to RM4.99 in the company’s website on the same day.


Judge Zamri Bakar fined Lau Jia Wen, 23, after she pleaded guilty to changing the contents in the company’s website by creating a product which is an iPhone 7 Plus phone without consent and permission of the company. (File pic)

The phones were then purchased by a man named B. Praveen before the price was changed back to RM4,299 at 6.55am the same day.

Investigations by the company revealed that the unauthorised modification was done by Lau through her ID and the company managed to stop the delivery. The company did not suffer any losses.

Lau’s charge under Section 5 of the Computer Crimes Act 1997, carries a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or an imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years, or both, if convicted.

In pleading for leniency, Lau who was unrepresented said she had to support her family in Johor and in this case, no losses were suffered by the company.

Deputy public prosecutor Noor Jazilah Mohd Yushaa urged for a deterrent sentence so that it would serve as a lesson not only to the accused but to the public to not commit such offences.

The judge ordered for Lau to serve a months’ jail if she failed to pay the fine.

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