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Hacking itself is not a criminal offense. Nevertheless, depending on the actual form of the hack, the respective act can be a criminal offense. If the goal of the hack, or the hack itself, meets the criteria defined in the specific criminal offences described in sections 5.2 – 5.11 below, it can constitute a criminal offence.

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Dr. Oliver Wolff-Rojczyk, FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig Partnerschafts-gesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Frankfurt am Main, Germany