Redefining “Hacking”

By Deane Barker on May 12, 2009

Court Upholds Hacking Conviction of Man for Uploading Porn Pics from Work Computer: If you do more on your computer than a jury feels you were “authorized” to do, you’re apparently now guilty of “hacking.”

Richard Wolf acknowledged that his behavior was inappropriate when he used his work computer to upload nude photos of himself to an adult web site and view other photos on porn sites, but he didn’t think he should be convicted of hacking for doing so.

A jury disagreed and felt he exceeded his authorization on the computer, which the appellate court recently upheld