Legal, Social, Ethical and
Environmental Issues When Using
1 Computer Missue Act 1990
Was passed to deal with the problems of hacking, viruses and other nuisances
1.1 Level 1
Unauthorised access to computer programs or data as a nuisance. Example: Cause damage to a PC just to prove you can, break the password code into a bank just to brag.
Unauthorised modification of a computer. Example: hack into a PC system to commit a crime, break the password code into the Bank of England to steal money.
1.3 Level 2
Unauthorised access with a further criminal. Example: Cause damage to a computer for malicious reasons.
2 The law consists of:
-Deliberately planting a virus in a PC with intention to cause damage. - Using PCs in work time to carry out unauthorised work. -Copying computer programs. -Hacking into someone else's system to view or change info -Using PCs for fraud.
3 Offences covered by act:
1) To impair the operation of any computer. 2) To prevent or hinder access to any program or data. 3) To impair the operation of any program or reliability of any data.