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COMPUTER CRIME STATUTES

Computer analysisState computer crime laws address hacking and unauthorized access to computers, viruses, malware and other actions that interfere with computers, systems, programs or networks.

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CYBER ATTACKS

personal information in computerMedia reports of cyber attacks tend to focus on high-profile federal agencies and corporations, but hackers also prey on state governments. Robust cyber security has become critical, but few state chief information officers are confident their networks are adequately protected against external cyber threats. This article explores the impact of these cyber threats, requiring states to "pay now or pay later."

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REVENGE PORN LEGISLATION

Revenge porn’ is the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent. Some websites, et up specifically for these kinds of photos or videos, post a victim’s name, address and links to social media profiles along with images, and some websites charge a fee to have the materials removed. 

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CYBERSTALKING

woman at computerCyberstalking is the use of the Internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. Cyberharassment differs in that it generally does not involve a credible threat. View this 50-state chart outlining these laws.

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OVERVIEW | CRIME

Internet and technology related crimes (sometimes also called cybercrimes) are raising many new legal and policy questions for state lawmakers. State laws and legislation address concerns related to children's safety, data security and computer crimes, including hacking and viruses, phishing, spyware, and cyberstalking.

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  • Computer Crime Statutes

    State computer crime laws related to hacking and unauthorized access, viruses, malware or any other actions that interfere with computers, systems, programs or networks.

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