Computer crimes are punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
These computer criminals create and spread viruses that can wreak havoc on your PC or network. They send out spam, steal personal information, and hack into corporate accounts to cause damage.
But don’t worry: these criminal acts carry a hefty punishment! Computer crime is defined as any illegal activity that involves a computer or an electronic device.
It can be committed with the intent to cause damage, steal data, access unauthorized information, and even disrupt systems.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was created in 1986 to deter these crimes by imposing penalties for those found guilty of committing them.
In 1989 it was amended to include wiretapping laws so prosecutors could go after hackers who tapped into wire-based communications networks such as telephone lines (think Kevin Mitnick). This law has been modified several times since its inception–most notably in 1996 when Congress passed the Anticyberterrorism Act which boosted criminal penalties against cyberterrorists–but there’s no time like today! The CFAA imposes severe fines