Engineering director charged with hacking into computer system during SEA Games

Tan Khoon Guan could be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to two years if convicted for computer misuse. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An engineering director of a company was charged on Tuesday (April 12) with 53 counts of computer misuse in connection with the coverage of the 2015 South-east Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Singapore.

Tan Khoon Guan, 58, is alleged to have gained access into the settings of an access point or closed-circuit television camera, as well as changing settings or a password when he was not authorised to on June 15 last year and in the early hours the day after.

He allegedly committed the offences near the Singapore Sports Hub, including the OCBC Aquatic Centre at the hub.

The SEA Games were held from May 31 to June 16 last year.

Tan, who was unrepresented, indicated that he is pleading guilty. His bail has been extended.

His case will be mentioned on April 29.

The maximum penalty for unauthorised modification of the contents of any computer is a $10,000 fine and three years' jail.

If convicted of securing access without authority to any program or data held in any computer, Tan could be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to two years.

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