South Dakota Business & Corporate Law - Cyber Law 101


What Is Cyber Law?

Cyber Law, which may be classified as “Computer Law,” is one of the most recently developed legal fields as a result of the ongoing growth of computer-based technology. This type of technology relies heavily on the Internet and online activities. As a result, regulation and oversight of this type of activity has been expressed in the spectrum of Cyber Law. Cyber Law is a broad legal field that consists of a variety of avenues and jurisdictions, including the ethical and moral use of the Internet for lawful and legal purposes.

What Is A Computer Virus?

Within the scope of Cyber Law, a computer virus is a program created to infiltrate a computer terminal belonging to another individual or business with the intent to cause damage, harm, and destruction of virtual property.

What Is Spyware?

Spyware is a computer program that facilitates the unlawful collection of data and allows its user to improperly access personal and private information belonging to another individual.

What Is Phishing?

Phishing is a criminal act of fraud involving the illegal and unlawful attempt to obtain restricted, unauthorized, and privileged information through means of fraudulent and communicative requests. Spam is defined as a digitally-based criminal instrument, which involves the unsolicited transmission of electronic communication with intent of committing fraud.