Computer Hacking Law

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Hackers may target businesses, government entities, or individuals in order to obtain money or information. Hackers may breach security measures to access protected business files or personal information.

  • ContentSomeone Hacked My Phone or Computer, What Can I Do?

    There are few things that feel more violating than finding that someone has hacked into your phone or computer. When this happens, the first reaction may be to call the authorities and report the breach. But, many are surprised to find that police are not always terribly interested to hear about the event. So, what can you do if someone hacks your computer or phone?

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  • ContentUnauthorized Access to Password Protected Business Computer Files

    Computer crimes involve several different types of actions by a person which include the unauthorized access of protected business files and information. By using a business computer to access, read and use confidential details within the company, the person may commit a computer crime that may lead to termination, criminal charges or an investigation into the matter.

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  • ContentUsing Webcams and Computer Microphones to Spy

    In our modern, connected age, it seems everyone has a tablet or laptop computer that they use on a daily basis. These computers usually have built in webcams and microphones which, while very useful for legitimate purposes like video calls, can also be a vehicle for embarrassment, identity theft, and spying on your most intimate moments. So, what does the law have to say about using someone's webcam or computer microphone to spy on them?

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  • ContentSmall Businesses Are Often a Target for Hackers

    Hackers will often use cyber attacks on smaller businesses because there is less sophistication in the cybersecurity of the company and computer system along with a greater ease for hackers to take information or financial resources. The small business owners must remain aware of these attempts to have a chance of warding off several types of hackers.

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  • ContentWhat Is Your Liability If Someone Hacks Your PC and Uses Information for Criminal Purposes?

    Large-scale security breaches receive massive media attention. Whether a person can be criminally or civilly liable for another’s actions while using their equipment or connection depends on the particular circumstances involved in the case.

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  • ContentEmail & Social Media Hacking - Are They Crimes?

    There are both state and federal laws in place to protect the privacy of both email and social media, and hacking of either of these types of accounts is an illegal action of the perpetrator. Privacy is a serious consideration for the government and those that live in the United States, and it is possible to prosecute someone that hacks into an account.

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  • ContentCyberterrorism - Legal Recovery

    When someone commits cyberterrorism, he or she engages in targeted attacks against a computer system, network, the data within these machines or programs that have certain goals in mind such as stealing the valuable information from a company or person. Often, cyberterrorism may cause severe harm or the destruction of computing devices.

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  • ContentCan I Deduct Ransomware Payments on My Taxes?

    Many individuals are victims of online attacks where a scam artist or illegal entity takes over the computer demanding money to release the software back to the owner. This is a ransomware attack, and most computer illiterate or competent owners of a computer provide payment to these violators believing it will not happen again.

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  • ContentData Breach Notification Laws in U.S. States

    Breaches in data security and contracts within a business are confusing and could cause various conflicts depending on the state and the laws that govern over the matter. It is important to know what the laws of the state specify in breach notifications for cybersecurity and data restrictions as outside influences could cause the breach and leave the company liable for damages.

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