Recently, there was an outbreak of a computer virus, known as the Melissa virus.  The FBI is determining whether the virus meets the requirements in the criminal code for an investigation.  Which legal justification should be used by the FBI to pursue this matter?

  1. Creation of computer viruses are illegal.
  2. Approval from Microsoft was not granted using Microsoft’s Outlook program to spread the virus.
  3. The transmission of a program, information, code, or command that intentionally causes damage without authorization, to a protected computer.
  1. As a systems administrator, where can you go, On-Line, to obtain solutions to computer viruses.
  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  3. National Security Agency
  4. Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  5. John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  1. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act includes all of the following statements except:
  2. Forbids trespass by all persons and businesses, not just government, where they  “obtain or alter data, or prevent authorized access
  3. Requires intent to defraud
  4. Does not require a specified minimum dollar value of damages
  5. Up to one year in prison and US$ 250K fines if for personal or commercial gain

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