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BUGS: Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious. “Google removes four e…

BUGS: Google Chrome extensions with 500,000 downloads found to be malicious. “Google removes four extensions that used infected computers in click fraud scheme.”

Federal Appeals Court rules that violating a website's Terms of Service is not a crime

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 -> Energy Use -> Pollution

Bitcoin uses a computation system to prevent fraud, but computation takes energy, which damages the environment, all at an increasing rate.

Startup fights fraud as hackers breach networks

With every new hack of computer networks comes questions about how it happened and what kind of security can prevent the next one.

The rogue Twitter employee who deleted Trump's account could face hacking charges

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.

Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued For Allegedly Engaging In Massive Fraud

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 »      

Pervy Pedo Researcher For Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Popped On 11 Counts Of Child Pornography

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

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

Supreme Court Leaves Troubling CFAA Rulings In Place: Sharing Passwords Can Be Criminal Hacking

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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 …

‘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

5 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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

5 months agoIndustries / 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

5 months agoNews : 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

5 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?

6 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

7 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

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