Criminal Law:

Computer Crime

In many states, computer crime laws prohibit a person from performing certain acts without proper authorization.  These include:

  • 1) accessing a computer, system, or network
  • 2) modifying, damaging, using, disclosing, copying, or taking programs or data
  • 3) introducing a virus or other contaminant into a computer system
  • 4) using a computer in a scheme to defraud
  • 5) interfering with someone else’s computer access or use
  • 6) using encryption in aid of a crime
  • 7) falsifying e-mail source information
  • 8) stealing an information service from a provider.