This question regarding legal complexity versus simplicity in modern law got me talking about the relatively simple structure of Jewish tort law. It also had me wondering:
What sort of categorization would Jewish law apply to computer/internet crimes?
Doxxing might be rechilut (tale-bearing) or hezek re'iyah (~ invasion of privacy), for instance, but what about hacking/hijacking a computer? No obvious act of kinyan (transfer of ownership) is performed even when the hacker takes control of ("p0wns") the system. Do we treat it as misappropriating someone else's property to do damage via botnet? Is there a penalty of double compensation for stolen information?
Yes, this is a serious question. I would love some sources...