What if they hack into our military systems, or get hundreds of people killed? Those would be an act of war or terrorism by any other definition, but because they're only hackers it's alright with you?
Yea I see what you are trying to get at, but if it's that easy to hack into a military system and get hundreds of people killed wouldn't the onus be on the government to keep it secure? If you didn't lock your gun and let's say your kid fires it at someone, aren't you going to get charged? What right does the government have in deciding that they are going to kill someone just because they left a port open or whatnot. And has there ever been even one case of a hacker causing the deaths of hundreds? If not then why was this law created? Are we trying to solve a problem that never happened or are we being sheep?