— 18 May 2019 —
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.