Re: What are the legal ramifications for hacking a messageboard server

From: Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\) (hunter(nospamplease)
Date: 06/30/04

Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 10:43:23 -0400

Contact the Computer Crimes division of your local police department. Or if
they don't have one, (which would be surprising in this day and age),
contact the FBI, since many computer crimes fall under federal jurisdiction.
They would be the best sources to advise you on how to proceed.

Laura E. Hunter - MCSE, MCT, MVP
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"Jack" <> wrote in message 
>I was recently the victim of a hacker obtaining private profile information
> from a well-known public figures messageboard. The owners have promised to
> ban the individual responsible if he can be determined, but I think this 
> is
> far too light. Compromising a server in order to obtain personal 
> information
> strikes me as something that might be illegal (and, if not, it SHOULD be).
> If it is illegal, I would like for them to press charges.
> Does anyone know the law on this?