Re: Was this made a felony?

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 01, 2006 at 22:42:33:

In Reply to: Was this made a felony? posted by Jeff Shaw on September 01, 2006 at 22:14:50:


(c) Except as provided in subdivision (h), any person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a public offense:

(5) Knowingly and without permission disrupts or causes the disruption of computer services or denies or causes the denial of computer services to an authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer network.

Statute Name Trespass/
Intrusion Tampering/
Destruction Fraud Unauthorized Use Interruption of services Piracy Privacy/
Invasion Punishment
CAL. PENAL CODE 501 (C)(5) X X Up to 3 years imprisonment

Many organizations can suffer financial loss as a result of a denial-of-service attack and may wish to pursue criminal or civil charges against the intruder. For legal advice, we recommend that you consult with your legal counsel and law enforcement.

U.S. sites interested in an investigation of a denial-of-service attack can contact their local FBI field office for guidance and information. For contact information for your local FBI field office, please consult your local telephone directory or see the FBI's contact information web page:


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