What are the range of legal consequences in hacking an online yahoo group? No files were damaged, no public slander or defamation occured. Files were merely copied & kept for the personal benefit of the hacker. The group belongs to an internet religious organization.
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Hacking is hacking, regardless of how noble you may believe your intentions are. Most likely several state & federal laws regarding online security, copyright, and privacy are violated by such action. Don't do it.