Along with the increased intervention of electronic data and computers in the field of business and work, the significance of cybersecurity eventually increases. It is necessary to ensure the security of all networks should be maintained so that personal and financial information would remain secure from hackers and theft. Therefore, Alexandria Virginia Computer Crimes Laws are so strict that internet criminals could not reach to the other’s personal or organizational data.
In Code of Alexander Virginia, the section 18.2-152.1 to the section 18.2-152.15 of the Alexandria Virginia Computer Crimes Laws specifies the number of computer associated crimes. These crimes include harassment caused by using the computer, computer associated fraud, invasion into privacy, computer trespass, theft of computer service, unsolicited email transmissions such as spam emails, use of encryption in commission furtherance of any other described crime, and use of a computer for personal trespass. The Alexandria Virginia Computer Crimes Laws is a criminal statute. Therefore, it allows recovery of all the damaged data within the civil suit. The damages that can be recover includes lost profits. However, in contrast to the business conspiracy statute of Alexander Virginia, the Alexandria Virginia Computer Crimes Laws does not provide any recovery for the damage caused by attorney fees and treble damages.
An individual can only commit computer fraud when the individual uses computer network with the authority of the actual owner or the authorized individual. Hence the individual obtains services and property by stealing money, conversion of someone’s property, embezzles, and false pretenses. For instance, it is similar as a competitor hacks a network and transfer all the personal data and ownership rights, then for such computer fraud, against the compotator the business would have a civil cause of action. In contrast, computer trespass is different. Computer trespass includes the large number of wrongs related to a computer such as deleting files, for malicious purposes installation of keylogger software, and causing the computer to malfunction. Although similar to computer fraud, computer trespass is primarily associated with the computer software and data, on the other hand, computer fraud associated with any sort of computer service or property. In comparison to computer fraud, computer trespass does not require an intent to theft the property for the permanent time. The temporary access to the data is enough to commit the crime.
The computer invasion of privacy includes the intention of an individual to get access to the other individual’s data or financial information without any authorization. A cause of action exists under the Alexandria Virginia Computer Crimes Laws if the wrongdoer has no use of the collected information then this act will be considered an invasion of privacy. However, the biggest challenge that is difficult to prove is to prove the lack of implied permission on selected data.
If an individual uses the computer for any sort of physical injury to another individual then it will be considered as personal trespass caused by computer. A good example of it is to control traffic signals that may result in severe accidents, injuries, even deaths. Apart from the described situation, there is number of other conditions, in which bad actors use computer networking for their evil plans.