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WHO’S IN CHARGE OF BUSTING THE CRACKER WHO GETS A BIT FROGGY REGARDING SECTION 1030?

(FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation, USSS for US Secret Service)

Section of Law      Type of Information                         Jurisdiction
1030(a)(1)            National Security          FBI          USSS         JOINT
   National defense                               X 

1030(a)(2) Foreign relations                      X 
   Restricted atomic energy                       x

1030(a)(2) Financial or consumer 
 
   Financial records of                           X 
     banks, other financial 
     institutions 
   Financial records of 
     card issuers                                               X 
   Information on consumers 
     in files of a consumer 
     reporting agency                                           X 
   Non-bank financial 
     institutions                                                              X
1030(a)(3) Government computers 
   National defense                                X 
       Foreign relations                           X 
   Restricted data                                              X 
   White House                                                                 X 
   All other government 
     computers                                                  X
1030(a)(4) Federal interest computers: 
         Intent to defraud                                      X
1030(a)(5)(A) Transmission of programs, commands: 
          Intent to damage or deny use                          X
1030(a)(5)(B) Transmission off programs, commands: 
        Reckless disregard                                      X
1030 (a)(6) Trafficking in passwords: 
   Interstate or foreign commerce                               X 
   Computers used by or for the government                           x                

Regarding 1030 (a)(2):  The FBI has jurisdiction over bank fraud violations, which include categories (1) through (5) in the list of financial institutions defined above.  The Secret Service and FBI share joint jurisdiction over non-bank financial institutions defined in categories (6) and (7) in the list of financial institutions defined above.

Regarding 1030(a)(3)  Government Computers:  The FBI is the primary investigative agency for violations of this section when it involves national defense. Information pertaining to foreign relations, and other restricted data.  Unauthorized access to other information in government computers falls under the primary jurisdiction of the Secret Service.

MORAL:  CONFUCIUS SAY:  “CRACKER WHO GETS BUSTED DOING ONE OF THESE CRIMES,  WILL SPEND LONG TIME IN JAILHOUSE SOUP.”

This  information was swiped from _Computer Crime: A Crimefighter’s Handbook_ (Icove, Seger & VonStorch. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.) 
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