Legal Aspects of Hacking


There are two types of scenarios in computer crime: first where the computer is the target and second, where the computer is used as a tool to commit a crime. In situations where the computer is the target, such a crime typically relates to unauthorised access or entry (that is, the typical hacking) and secondly, the act of making unauthorised modification of programs or data once the hacker is in the network system or in the computer.

An example of a situation where the computer is used as a tool to commit a crime would be someone who breaks into the system of a bank to withdraw money illegally. RedOrbit - Technology - Legal Aspects of Hacking

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 2nd December 2005 6:07AM