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White Collar via Internet

White Collar Crimes

Internet Fraud

Internet violations

Hacking

1. Accessing Without Permission

Knowingly Access without permission, alter, damages, deletes, destroys, or otherwise uses date, computer, computer system, or network in order to either devise or execute any scheme or artifice to defraud, deceive, or extort, or wrongfully control or obtain money, property, or data.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison (felony)
  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail (misdemeanor)

2. Accessing to Take Data

Knowingly access and without permission take, copy, or make use of any data from any computer, computer system, or computer network, or take copies any documentation, whether residing internal or external to a computer, the computer system, or the network.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison (felony)
  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail (misdemeanor)

 

3. Using a Computer Service Without Permission

Knowingly and without permission use or cause to be used a computer service.

  • Punishment: up to $5,000 in fine and up to one year in jail.

4. Damaging Software

Knowingly access and without permission add, alter, damage, delete, or destroy any data, computer software, or computer programs which reside or exist internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison (felony)
  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail (misdemeanor)

 

5. “DDOS” or Service Disruption

Knowingly and without permission disrupt or cause the disruption of computer services or denies or causes the denial of computer services to an authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer network.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison (felony)
  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail (misdemeanor)

6. Assisting with Computer Access or Service Access

Knowingly and without permission provide or assist in providing a means of accessing a computer, computer system or computer network in violation of this section.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine if no injury.
  • Punishment: where a victim’s injury below $5,000, up to one year in jail.
  • Punishment: where victim’s injury above $5,000, up to three years in prison

7. Causing Access to a Computer or System

Knowingly and without permission access or cause to be accessed any computer, computer system, or computer network.

  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine if no injury.
  • Punishment: where a victim’s injury below $5,000, up to one year in jail.
  • Punishment: where victim’s injury above $5,000, up to three years in prison

8. Computer Virus Contamination

Knowingly introduces any computer contaminant into any computer, computer system, or computer network.

  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in county jail.
  • Punishment: up to $10,000 fine and three years in prison if resulted in injury

9. Using Domain of Another

Knowingly and without permission uses the Internet domain name of another individual, corporation, or entity in connection with the sending of one or more electronic mail messages, and thereby damages or causes damage to a computer, computer system, or computer network.

  • Punishment: up to $1,000 fine if no injury.
  • Punishment: up to $5,000 fine and up to one year in jail if resulted in injury

Although once relatively rare, entire departments are now established by prosecutors to handle these crimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has also established a computer crimes department and actively pursues violators.

 

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