Computer Misuse

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Computer Misuse

Computer Misuse Act (CMA), established in 1990, includes: 

  • Unauthorised access to computer material- This is basically hacking. It is illegal when it is done without authorisation.

  • Unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate the commission of further offenses- If you hack someone with malicious purposes, even with their permission it is against the law.

  • Unauthorised acts with intent to impair or with recklessness as to impairing the operation of a computer- Any unauthorised changes like sending a virus.

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