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Overview of federal computer crimes

November 4, 2010
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The United States government prosecutes computer crimes through a catch-all provision in 18 USC 1030. This statute was most recently amended by the Patriot Act in 2001. Its purpose, as stated by Congress, is to protect America from cybercrime. The law punishes 7 types of computer crimes, with each having its own penalty: Breach of […]

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