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US Jury Finds Son Of Russian Lawmaker Guilty Of 38 Hacking And Identity Theft Charges

The son of a prominent Russian politician has been convicted in Seattle of 38 charges related to stolen credit card information, including 10 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, the US Justice Department announced on Thursday. More »      

US Jury Finds Son of Russian Lawmaker Guilty of 38 Hacking and Identity Theft Charges

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The son of a prominent Russian politician has been convicted in Seattle of 38 charges related to stolen credit card information, including 10 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. Read more...

Russian Cyber Hacker Convicted in Seattle of Massive Credit Card Fraud Involving Pizza Parlors

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jennifer Campbell Oh, there's the Russian hack button! David Carillet In last night's episode of CSI: Cyber: Seattle, a Russian computer hacker named Track 2 (Roman Seleznev) is finally convicted, two years after being arrested on his way to a luxury resort in the Maldives, an act Seleznev's politician father tried to frame as a kidnapping. Show More Summary

Is the Internet's Favorite Robot a Fraud?

Promobot. (Photo: Promobot) For a viral-aspiring Youtube video, this one starts off pretty boring. Three people, two men and one woman, are gathered around a table, which holds a computer broadcasting the 2016 Río Opening Ceremonies....Show More Summary

Patt Morrison Asks: Elections expert Andrew Gumbel on Donald Trump, Edgar Allan Poe and rigging the vote

Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theorists, but when it comes to sinister suspicions about election fraud, the best test is a piece of computer programmers’ lingo that comes down to: Don’t look for evil plots to explain an anomaly when simple incompetence is probably the cause. Donald J. Trump, the...

Targeted for Journalism

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Matthew Keys, a 29-year-old journalist, was sentenced to two years in prison this April after being convicted on three felony counts related to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Calling Keys a disgruntled ex-employee of the Tribune...Show More Summary

“…a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it”

Last week’s Ninth Circuit case of Facebook v. Vachani is making many observers uneasy. Orin Kerr writes: For those of us worried about broad readings of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the decision is quite troubling. Its reasoning appears to be very broad. Show More Summary

Could Donald Trump Block Hillary Clinton's Campaign From Visiting His Website Via The CFAA?

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the past few weeks, we've written about two troubling rulings in the 9th Circuit appeals court concerning the CFAA, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. That law, that was literally written in response to Ronald Reagan being freakedShow More Summary

Ninth Circuit Vastly Expands Reach of Federal Anti-Hacking Law

Using the internet just got a bit riskier, thanks to the Ninth Circuit. In two recent rulings, separated by only one week, the Ninth Circuit has greatly expanded the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal anti-hacking law from 1989. Under the Ninth Circuit's new interpretation......

Appeals Court: It Violates CFAA For Service To Access Facebook On Behalf Of Users, Because Facebook Sent Cease & Desist

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another week, another CFAA (Computer Fraud & Abuse Act) ruling out of the 9th Circuit Appeals Court. This time it's the infamous Facebook v. Power.com case that's been going on since 2008. When we first came across the case, in early 2009, we insisted that it made no sense. Show More Summary

Should We Prosecute Jenny on Federal Charges?

I’m not saying this is a good decision because it sounds a bit overreaching to say the least. Nonetheless: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very important decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Facebook v. Vachani, which I flagged just last week. For those of us […]

Sharing Your Netflix Password Is Technically A Federal Crime

On July 5, a federal court in California issued an opinion that if you share your Netflix, HBO Go or any other streaming service password, it is a violation of the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This was based

Netflix Password Sharing – Among Others – Is Now A Federal Crime, Rules Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Inquisitr - Odd

A federal court has ruled that sharing your Netflix password – in fact, sharing any password, is a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). No, we’re not joking. According to a report from Fortune, the decision, by the U.S. Show More Summary

Netflix, HBO Go & Facebook Password Sharing Is Now a Federal Crime

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has determined that sharing passwords counts as a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Hacker Involved in ‘Celebgate’ Pleads Guilty, Faces Maximum Five Years in Prison

James Vincent, writing for The Verge: A hacker has pleaded guilty for his role in the “Celebgate” breach of 2014. Edward Majerczyk faces up to five years in federal prison for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Like fellow hacker...Show More Summary

Second Man Behind Phishing of Celebrity iCloud Accounts Pleads Guilty

Edward Majerczyk, a 28-year-old Chicago man who played a role in the phishing of celebrity iCloud accounts in 2014, has signed a plea agreement and agreed to plead guilty to a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, accordingShow More Summary

ACLU files a lawsuit to repeal the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, used to prosecute Aaron Swartz

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The ACLU is suing to repeal parts of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1980s-vintage hacking law that makes it a felony to "exceed authorization" on a remote computer, and which companies and the US government have used to prosecute researchers who violated websites' terms of service. (more…)

ACLU sues to kill decades-old hacking law - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The advocacy group says the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act makes it hard to investigate websites for bad behavior and potential discrimination.

Does this cybercrime law actually keep us from fighting discrimination?

The case argues the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has a chilling effect on important research.

US Air Force Temporarily Loses Its 12-Year Investigation Records Database

The US Air Force (USAF) temporarily lost all its data on their investigations into fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes, collected since 2004, due to a computer glitch; its recent statement however says that it was able to restore access to the data “through extensive data recovery efforts over the weekend and this week.”

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