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Definitions Edit

Criminal law Edit

Misappropriation is an attack in which the attacker steals or makes unauthorized use of a service.

Cybersecurity Edit

Misappropriation "includes any taking or obtaining by improper means, without permission or consent, or under false pretenses."[1]

Telecommunications Edit

Misappropriation is "[s]tealing or making unauthorized use of a service."[2]

Trade secret law Edit

Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, misappropriation of a trade secret means "an acquisition, disclosure, or use of a trade secret by improper means."[3]

References Edit

  1. Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities, §6(e).
  2. Information Security: Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Secure Wireless Networks, but Further Actions Can Mitigate Risk, at 8.
  3. Uniform Trade Secrets Act §1(2).

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