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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Cyber attacks have been occurring for a number of years, but the recent turmoil with Sony Pictures has brought to the forefront the major impact of such attacks not just on private companies and their profit margins, but also the

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Section 1030(a)(1) proscribes that “[w]hoever having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and by means of such conduct having obtained information  that has been determined by the United States Government pursuant to an Executive order or

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The current version of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030 et. seq., contains seven, wide ranging substantive criminal offenses.  It also includes conspiracy and attempt to commit those seven offenses.  However, due to issues of federalism,  the

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