National Security

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act creates a separate offense of unauthorized or exceeded authorization in access for purposes that are damaging to national security. These crimes include obtaining state secrets protected by statute or Executive order, along with military data or any information governed by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, when such information could be used to injure the nation or to provide an advantage to a foreign nation. Minimum penalties may include fines, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.


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