Man charged under 2017 cybercrime law for first time

Man charged under 2017 cybercrime law for first time

A man has been charged with an offence under the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 for the first time.

David Young, 28, allegedly hacked into a computer parking system and is facing numerous charges, including intentionally accessing an information system without lawful authority or reasonable excuse by infringing a security measure.

The 2017 Act was designed to help prosecute cybercrime in Ireland by creating specific offences, replacing more general criminal offences that were often used to prosecute cyber criminals.

It gave effect to a number of international conventions, including the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the EU Cybercrime Directive.

Mr Young appeared before Cork District Court yesterday, along with mother Cathryn Young, 54, and Conor Lydon, 27.

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