Administration of Justice Bulletin #2021/01

Computer-Related Crime in North Carolina

Thursday, August 5, 2021

This bulletin explores acts prohibited by the North Carolina statutes on computer-related crime (Article 60 of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes). It provides an overview of how those statutes have been applied and some criminal scenarios that may fall within their purview. The crimes covered include:

  • Accessing computers
  • Accessing government computers
  • Damaging computers, computer programs, computer systems, computer networks, and resources
  • Denial of computer services to an authorized user
  • Extortion
  • Computer trespass
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