In October of 1996, the U.S. National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 was passed as part of Public Law 104-294. It made changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1030. The changes were meant to add strength to that Act by closing legal voids to more ably protect the confidentiality, integrity, and security of computer information and networks.
U.S. Department of Justice. The National Information Infrastructure Act. [Online, May 15, 2000.] U.S. Department of Justice Website. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/ cybercrime/s982.htm#I.