[13933] Unlawful use of computer: Extract from the Pennsylvania criminal code concerning the use of computers.

(a) Offense defined. - A person commits an offense if he:

    (1) accesses, alters, damages or destroys any computer, computer system, computer network, computer software, computer program or data base or any part thereof, with the intent to interrupt the normal functioning of an organization or to devise or execute any scheme or artifice to defraud or deceive or control property or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises;

    (2) intentionally and without authorization accesses, alters, interferes with the operation of, damages or destroys any computer program or system, computer network, computer software, computer program or computer data base or any part thereof; or

    (3) intentionally or knowingly and without authorization gives or publishes a password, identifying code, personal identification number or other confidential information about a computer, computer system, computer network, or computer data base.



(b) Grading. - An offense under subsection (a) (1) is a felony of the third degree. An offense under subsection (a) (2) or (3) is a misdemeanor of the first degree.



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