The Serious Crime Bill received Royal Assent on 3 March 2015. It contains a number of provisions which relate to information technology. Part 2 of the Act makes several amendments to the Computer Misuse Act 1990 ("CMA"), including: - a new offence of unauthorised acts in relation to a computer that result either directly, or indirectly, in serious damage in any country to the economy, environment, national security or human welfare, or create a significant risk of such things. The offence will carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for some categories of cyberattack. A person is guilty of the offence if they, at the time of commission, are aware that it is unauthorised, and intends the act to cause serious damage of a material kind, or is reckless as to whether such damage is caused; and - an offence for obtaining a tool for use to commit an offence under s1 (unauthorised access to computer material) and s3 (unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing operation of computer) of the CMA, regardless of an intention to supply that tool; and - the extra-territorial provisions have been extended to provide for the ability to prosecute a UK national who commits any CMA offence outside of the UK where the conduct has no significant link to the UK (provided that the office is also an offence in the country where it took place).