ICT- The computer misuse act

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What is a hacker?
an unauthorized user who attempts to or gains access to an information system.
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When did the computer misuse act come into practise?
1990
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How many levels of offence are there?
3
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What is the level 1 offence?
accessing computer material without permission, which could be looking at someone elses files.
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What is the level 2 offence?
accessing computer material without permission, with intent to commit further criminal offences such as hacking into the banks computer and wanting to increase the amount in your account.
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What is the level 3 offence?
altering computer data without permission, for example writing a virus to destroy some else's data, or actually changing the money in an account.
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What is the penalty for a level 1 offence?
Penalties are limited to 6 months imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of £5000.
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What is the penalty for a level 2/3 offence?
a jail term of up to 5 years, and unlimited fines.
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What are the principles of the computer misuse act?
It is illegal to access unauthorised data e.g. Hacking.It is illegal to access unauthorised data and intend to do it again e.g. Blackmail and fraud purposes.It is illegal to access unauthorised data and amend it e.g. Plant viruses and files.
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