IAB strongly endorses the view of the Division Advisory Panel of the
National Science Foundation Division of Network, Communications Research
and Infrastructure which, in paraphrase, characterized as unethical
and unacceptable any activity which purposely:
seeks to gain unauthorized access to the resources of the Internet,
(b) disrupts the intended use of the Internet,
(c) wastes resources (people, capacity, computer) through such actions,
(d) destroys the integrity of computer-based information, and/or
(e) compromises the privacy of users.
Activities Board, Ethics and the Internet, RFC
1087, January 1989.