Malicious Code

“Whoever willfully and without authorization writes, offers, makes available, distributes or transmits malicious code through an information system or device, with intent to cause harm to any information system or data resulting in the corruption, destruction, alteration, suppression, theft or loss of the information system or data shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one million rupees or with both. Explanation: For the purpose of this section, the expression “malicious code” includes a computer program or a hidden function in a program that damages an information system or data or compromises the performance of such system or availability of data or uses it without proper authorization.”