Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-43-1-8

Sec. 8 . (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally and who without authorization:

(1) disrupts, denies, or causes the disruption or denial of computer system services to an authorized user of the computer system services that are:

(A) owned by;

(B) under contract to;  or

(C) operated for, on behalf of, or in conjunction with;

another person in whole or part;

(2) destroys, takes, or damages equipment or supplies used or intended to be used in a computer, computer system, or computer network;

(3) destroys or damages a computer, computer system, or computer network;  or

(4) introduces a computer contaminant into a computer, computer system, or computer network;

commits an offense against computer users, a Level 6 felony.

(b) However, the offense is:

(1) a Level 5 felony if:

(A) the pecuniary loss caused by the offense is at least seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) but less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000);

(B) the offense was committed for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud or obtain property;  or

(C) the offense interrupts or impairs:

(i) a governmental operation;  or

(ii) the public communication, transportation, or supply of water, gas, or another public service;  and

(2) a Level 4 felony if:

(A) the pecuniary loss caused by the offense is at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000);  or

(B) the offense endangers human life.

(c) In addition to any criminal penalties imposed for a violation of this section, a person who commits an offense described in subsection (b) commits a deceptive act that is actionable by the attorney general under IC 24-5-0.5 and is subject to the remedies and penalties under IC 24-5-0.5.

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