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‘I DID THE BEST I COULD’: Chelsea Manning hits back at traitor accusations. Accusations? Manning …

‘I DID THE BEST I COULD’: Chelsea Manning hits back at traitor accusations. Accusations? Manning was found guilty and convicted of violating the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, multiple counts of disobeying orders.

U.S. judge cracks down on LinkedIn’s abuse of computer break-in law

Good news out of a court in San Francisco: a judge just issued an early ruling against LinkedIn’s abuse of the notorious Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to block a competing service from perfectly legal uses of publicly available data on its website. LinkedIn’s behavior is just the sort of bad development we expected […]

Defamation trial of BBC reporter begins in Thailand

The trial has begun in Thailand of a British BBC correspondent charged with criminal defamation and computer crime over a report on alleged fraud. Jonathan Head, BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, … Click to Continue »

Court Says CFAA Isn't Meant To Prevent Access To Public Data, Orders LinkedIn To Drop Anti-Scraper Efforts

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Some good pushback against the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) has been handed down by a federal court. LinkedIn, which has frequently sued scrapers under both the CFAA and DMCA, just lost an important preliminary round to a company...Show More Summary

MalwareTech’s arrest sheds light on the complex culture of the hacking world

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The arrest of a British cybersecurity researcher on charges of disseminating malware and conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse provides a window into the complexities of hacking culture. In May, a person going by the nickname “MalwareTech” gained international fame – and near-universal...

BUSTED: FBI seizes records and computers from GOP rep’s office as part of probe into campaign finance fraud

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported that records and computers from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)’s campaign treasurer were seized in February amid an FBI probe into whether he violated campaign finance law. The warrant was issued for the offices of Election CFO, a firm tasked...

Russian given almost 4 years in US botnet fraud

A US judge on Thursday sentenced a Russian citizen to 46 months in prison for his role in a global computer fraud that took in millions, the Justice Department announced.

WITH DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ AND THE PAKISTANI COMPUTER GUYS, THERE’S MORE THAN BANK FRAUD GOING …

WITH DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ AND THE PAKISTANI COMPUTER GUYS, THERE’S MORE THAN BANK FRAUD GOING ON HERE, ANDREW McCARTHY WRITES: “This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.” Read the whole thing.

The World's Most Infamous Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Launderer Nabbed At Last?

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Russian known as WME has links to computer hacking, ransomware scams, identity theft, tax refund fraud schemes, corrupt politicians, and drug trafficking around the world.

Mastermind of lottery fraud admits he rigged jackpots

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Former lottery computer programmer pleaded guilty in Iowa to running criminal scheme that allowed him to collect millions of dollars in lottery winnings in 4 other states

Mastermind of lottery fraud will tell how he rigged jackpots

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lottery computer programmer will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday.

Researchers identify VW defeat device

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Computer scientists have identified the precise line of code that Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions. "We found evidence of the fraud right there in public view. We were able to find the smoking gun," said researcher RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

NYC investigators raid offices of heating oil big in fraud probe

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

City investigators looking into fraud in the heating oil industry raided a big business seizing computers and boxes of documents.

VW "Dieselgate" computer code revealed amid suspicions of fraud at Daimler

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After a year-long investigation, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany has uncovered the code used by Volkswagen to cheat diesel emissions tests. The announcement...Show More Summary

Signzy Technologies mixes IBM Watson and blockchain to reduce financial fraud

In a bid to make it easier for the banking industry to keep track of customer identity, IBM Corp. announced Thursday that Bangalore, India-based financial firm Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing capability with IBM Blockchain services to develop a digital trust platform. Show More Summary

German cyber crime reportedly rose 80% in 2016

5 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Alleged Cybercriminal Extradited To Brooklyn For Click Fraud

Italian citizen and alleged cybercriminal Fabio Gasperini was arraigned in a Brooklyn federal court on Friday, one day after he was extradited to the United States from the Netherlands for charges related to computer hacking, wire fraud, and money laundering. He pled not guilty and was remanded at the Brooklyn federal court. [ more › ]

Inmates busted with DIY computers in prison - CNET

5 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

At Ohio's Marion Correctional Institution, tech-savvy inmates created passes and planned fraud.

Inmates busted with DIY computers in prison - CNET

5 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

At Ohio's Marion Correctional Institution, tech-savvy inmates created passes and planned fraud.

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