The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is continuing to receive reports relating to Cryptolocker, a destructive malware that installs itself on your computer and holds your files to ransom by encrypting them. Following their original alert and subsequent awareness raising by the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), the NFIB has seen an increase […]
Bitcoin, and other digital currencies such as Litecoin and Peercoin, will change the way we exchange money. But they come with a major flaw: they can also be used to turn infected computers into devices that "print" money.The beautyShow More Summary
One of these days, our bumbling Administration is going to get sued for big bucks by identity theft or credit-card fraud victims who got robbed after they were forced to use a crapware website the government knows is unsafe and insecure. Show More Summary
Today internet hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used against Aaron Swartz. In his statement Hammond claimed FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. Show More Summary
An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow. Jeremy Hammond worked with Anonymous to hack into Stratfor and release information from the firm. The material was eventually by published by WikiLeaks.
Milan prosecutors ordered the seizure of a substantial batch of computer and telephone equipment from Apple's Italian HQ as part of an investigation into allegations of a one billion euro tax fraud. As L'Espresso reports, the allegations...Show More Summary
AP, Louis LanzanoFrom left: Daniel Bonventre, former director of operations at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities; and George Perez and Jerome O'Hara, former computer programmers for the firm. By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS NEW...Show More Summary
Principal sues parodying students, but an Oregon court dismisses the claim.
We've covered the lawsuit against Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, in which the feds pushed criminal charges against him under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for discovering a massive (and ridiculous) security hole in the way AT&T set up the iPad. Show More Summary
Insurance fraud committed by someone who should know better is one thing, but this case also features allegations of assault, foreign retaliatory detentions, computer hacking, extortion, spurned lovers, and revenge. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Show More Summary
Most criminal defendants, whether fighting a DUI or fighting Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charges, have a small legal team, often just one overtaxed defense attorney. Matthew Keys, the social media editor who's accused of helping Anonymous...Show More Summary
Career mother Kate Gosselin has just filed what is believed to be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former co-star, business partner, and roommate (and husband) Jon Gosselin, accusing him of hacking, computer fraud, wiretapping, identity theft, and invasion of privacy. Read more...
In the ongoing legal battle between Craigslist and 3taps, a new court opinion makes clear that people are “authorised” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to access a public website. But what the court gave with one hand it...Show More Summary
In the ongoing legal battle between craigslist and 3taps, a new court opinion makes clear that people are "authorized" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to access a public website. But what the court gave with one hand it...Show More Summary
A federal judge is ruling that circumventing an IP address blockade to connect to a website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law that was being employed to criminally prosecute Aaron Swartz before he...
(Reuters) - IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, said on Thursday it has agreed to buy Trusteer, a company that helps businesses fight computer viruses and fraud.
A group of prominent legal experts have appealed the conviction of Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, a 27-year-old security researcher from Arkansas who was found guilty of violating the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in March. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John … Continue reading ?
Iowa distributor Loffredo Gardens Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against Omaha, Neb.-based Greenberg Fruit Co., alleging computer fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.
On Monday's PoliticsNation show on MSNBC, as he mocked Republicans for fearing that Democrats use dead voters to engage in voter fraud, host Al Sharpton hyped a USA Today article about people bequeathing money to political campaignsShow More Summary
A large group of "security researchers, academics, and lawyers" have signed onto a letter to Congress demanding that lawmakers enact "Aaron's Law," which would reform the antiquated and terrible Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which US prosecutors claim makes violating online terms of service into a felony punishable by imprisonment.