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Say, the plane is flying from country A to B. A cybercrime was committed while the plane was above country C. The attacker hacked into country D. Who has the jurisdiction in this case?

  • What country of registry is the plane? – cpast Feb 16 '16 at 3:07
  • Your question is different, but this one has some relevant background – Pat W. Feb 16 '16 at 11:25
  • An American citizen is on a British Airways airplane registered out of Norway flying from Sydney to Hong Kong, and is over international waters when he hacks into a server in Russia. Who has jurisdiction? – Mark Feb 17 '16 at 2:58
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Any or all of A, B, C & D as well as the country of registration of the plane and the country of which the perpetrator and victims were citizens or residents. In addition, there are sub-national jurisdictions (states, provinces etc.) that may be involved.

Just because one jurisdiction has jurisdiction it doesn't mean that others don't also have jurisdiction.

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