BUGS: Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious. “Google removes four extensions that used infected computers in click fraud scheme.”
Google removes four extensions that used infected computers in click fraud scheme.
A Ninth Circuit Appellate Court has rejected Oracle's attempt to treat violating its website terms of service as a felony under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, (more…)
Bitcoin uses a computation system to prevent fraud, but computation takes energy, which damages the environment, all at an increasing rate.
With every new hack of computer networks comes questions about how it happened and what kind of security can prevent the next one.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act gives the government wide latitude to pursue those who have allegedly accessed a computer “without authorization” or in ways that exceed the level of authorization they've been given.
A suit filed Friday in the US District Court in Los Angeles by four South Korean banks alleges "massive fraud" with an outstanding debt of at least $US230 million ($294 million), and California-based electronic parts seller Newegg has been named as a defendant, along with wholesaler ASI Corporation and its officers. More »
Trump Voter Fraud Researcher Caught With Child Porn Looks like one of Trump’s employees has been using his computer for a lot more than research. One of the researchers Trump hired to his controversial voter fraud investigation commission has been
For many, many years now, we've talked about problems with the CFAA -- the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act -- which was passed in Congress in the 1980s in response to the Hollywood movie War Games (seriously). It was a messed up moral panic...Show More Summary
‘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.
The attack began with a phishing attack.
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 […]
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 »
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
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...
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...
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 ON HERE, ANDREW McCARTHY WRITES: “This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.” Read the whole thing.
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.
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