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
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
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......
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
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 […]
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
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
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has determined that sharing passwords counts as a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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
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
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…)
The advocacy group says the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act makes it hard to investigate websites for bad behavior and potential discrimination.
The case argues the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has a chilling effect on important research.
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.”
The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004. Read more...
US Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau admitted to lying to federal investigators, destroying evidence, and deleting computer files in connection to a probe into a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scheme.
By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Israeli citizens pleaded not guilty on Thursday to orchestrating a massive computer hacking and fraud scheme that included an attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co and generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. Show More Summary
Hackers can face lengthy prison sentences under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
A sysadmin's hacking charges--for deleting files he had authorized access to--raise new questions for the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The post IT Admin Faces Felony for Deleting Files Under Flawed Hacking Law appeared first on WIRED.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is serving 35 years in prison, in part due to a conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the overbroad, antiquated statute made notorious by its role in the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. (more…...