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Definition of Hacking

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Hacking :

Gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. This is a summary offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Under this Act it is also an offence, triable summarily or on indictment, to engage in hacking with the intention of committing another offence (e.g. theft, diverting funds), or to destroy, corrupt, or modify computer-stored information or programs while hacking. This offence can be committed either through using one computer to gain access to another computer or simply by gaining access to one computer only. *Copyright protection applies.

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  • Article Name: Hacking
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Hacking In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Hacking : Gaining [...]

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