Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the CFAA, is the federal anti-hacking statute that prohibits unauthorized access to computers and networks. It was passed in 1984, and has been used to convict thousands of people, but critics say it's also been abused by prosecutors in cases that have nothing to do with hacking. They say the law is long overdue for an overhaul to curb misuse. The ... 3 weeks ago