Computer Misuse Act
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What is gaining unauthorised access to a computer system also known as?
    answer choices
    Hacking
    Spamming
    Phishing
    Logging on
  • Question 2
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    Q. Why was the Computer Misuse Act of 1990 introduced?
    answer choices
    To help protect computer software
    To help protect computer hardware
    To stop the spread of computer viruses
    To stop people from accessing unauthorised information. 
  • Question 3
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    Q. What is the name of the law that makes hacking illegal?
    answer choices
    Data Protection Act
    Computer Misuse Act
    Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
    Hacking Act
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which year was the Computer Misuse Act passed?
    answer choices
    2000
    1989
    1990
    1988
  • Question 5
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    Q. Which of the following is NOT an offence under the Computer Misuse Act?
    answer choices
    unauthorised access to someone else's files
    unauthorised access to someone else's files with intent to commit further criminal offences
    copying software and trying to sell it to someone for a profit
    writing and distributing a virus
  • Question 6
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    Q. Which of the following could protect against unauthorised access to an ICT system?
    answer choices
    anti-virus software
    a firewall
    anti-malware software
    disk defragger
  • Question 7
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    Q. According to the Computer Misuse Act you are committing a crime if you use your friend’s username and password to log onto their account?
    answer choices
    True
    False
  • Question 8
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    Q. If you commit a crime under Section A of the Computer Misuse Act you receive...?
    answer choices
    Up to 12 Months in prison and/or a fine
    Life imprisonment
    £1000 Fine
  • Question 9
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    Q. Some companies employ hackers to test out how secure their system is
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    True
    False
  • Question 10
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    Q. Sending or distributing viruses knowingly is against which section of the Computer Misuse Act?
    answer choices
    Section 1
    Section 2
    Section 3
    Section 3a
  • Question 11
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    Q. The Computer Misuse Act also makes it illegal to copy software
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    True
    False
  • Question 12
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    Q. If proven guilty of a offence under the Computer Misuse Act they shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
    answer choices
    2 years
    12 months
    5 years
    20 years
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