The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is a federal cyber security law that was enacted by Congress in 1986 with several amendments in later years. It prohibits unauthorized access to networks and computers that are used in (or affect) interstate or international commerce.
The CFAA names several different types of offenses that are punishable by law, including: compromising confidentiality, damaging or threatening to damage a computer or information, or accessing to defraud and obtain value.
CFAA violations are committed either by an outsider who gains access to the computer without permission, or someone who exceeds the authorization given to him for access. Those who have experienced a violation are allowed to bring a claim to identify and prosecute the wrong-doer(s) for the invasion or any damage or losses experienced as a result.
It is imperative to protect yourself and your business with an experienced legal advocate who has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of cyber security law. The Law Office of Joseph M. Kar, PC is experienced in representing parties in cases involving technology and computer fraud and abuses. We offer vigorous knowledgeable representation and advocacy for businesses and individuals needing counsel on CFAA violations.