What is federal law regarding hacking?

Full Question:

The Federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act seems to only pertain to hacking financial and government information on "protected" computers. I know of someone living in California who has deleted files of other users accounts on an internet social networking site, through a program that would select which users he wanted to delete, and start deletion when they visited his user profile. Which law(s) was he breaking?
09/11/2007   |   Category: Internet ยป Hacking   |   State: ALL   |   #8629

Answer:

I am prohibited from giving a legal opinion. It may violate state as well as federal hacking laws. Please see the information at the following link:

http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/computer-hacking/