The Supreme People’s Procuratorate published the ninth batch of guiding cases on 17 October 2017. All the cases included concern crimes committed via the Internet or in the cyberspace.

According to the guiding cases, the following activities, when resulting in certain consequences, might constitute crimes under the PRC Criminal Law: (i) hijacking domain names by changing the pointing of domain name resolution services and thus causing the improper operation of computer systems; (ii) pretending to be buyers and invading online crediting systems to tamper reviews and comments; (iii) changing others’ passwords and remotely locking their smart phones; (iv) accessing computer systems beyond the authorised scope and downloading data; (v) stealing others’ domain names; and (vi) fabricating online transactions to defraud third party transaction platforms to  obtain rewards and subsidies.

Please click here to read more details about the guiding cases.