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Windows 7: Computer Hacking and the Law

28 Jan 2016   #1
JBourne

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Computer Hacking and the Law

Greetings,

I was watching Mr. Robot episode 1, and one scene in particular got me thinking.

Realistically speaking, if you manage to hack into a individual's computer and discover something more serious, for example, you found out that a CEO's company is being funded by money obtained illegally, you then call/use a web form and submit your anonymous tip. Would the police be bothered with arresting/searching for the hacker?

The whole situation made be remember this article from 2010:

An ex-husband suspected that his ex-wife was being beaten, concerned for the safety of his child, the ex-husband accessed the e-mail account of his ex-wife, and it confirmed what he thought. The charges were dropped because, the wife also admitted she too read his phone messages without permission. However, had she not read/admitted to it, he would have been sent away for 5 years(according to the first article).

Link to story: Husband facing five years in jail after hacking wife's email - Telegraph

Man facing trial on hacking charge defends reading wife's e-mails - CNN.com
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28 Jan 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please read the forum rules.

http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
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