Matthew Keys, an ex-employee with KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento, has been convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) on three hacking charges. The actual hacking was purported to be carried out by members of the “Anonymous” Internet vigilante group. Show More Summary
That was bullshit. — Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) October 7, 2015 A jury in Sacramento, California, today found former Reuters deputy social media editor Matthew Keys guilty of computer hacking under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA). (more…)
People attempting to commit fraud online buy card numbers and other information from hackers who invaded computers systems at companies such as Target Corp. and Home Depot Corp. Then they use the stolen card numbers to make online purchases. Technology...Show More Summary
The move is part of a drive by the banks and payment companies to get people to use the new, more secure cards embedded with computer chips. Roughly half of all global credit card fraud occurs in the U.S. even though the country makes...Show More Summary
Federal authorities have raided the offices of Gemcoin, a digital currency company based in Arcadia that's accused of bilking about $32 million from Chinese and U.S. investors, removing computers and boxes of evidence and locking the doors. The raid comes on the heels of a U.S. Securities and...
By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - In an effort to reduce counterfeit and credit card fraud more than 200 million payment cards have been issued with embedded computer chips in the U.S., ahead of a Oct. 1 deadline for the switch to such cards, according to the Smart Card Alliance. Show More Summary
Matthew Keys allegedly used his old employee login to deface news articles. He now stands trial for charges under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
Have you ever gotten a call and answered, but there was no one there. Well, the truth is, there probably was someone there, a robot. Scammers can set up computer systems to dial your number to detect if a human answers. Once you answer the computer will mark you down as a human and therefore... Show More Summary
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland confirmed on Thursday it has detained a Russian citizen, Maxim Senakh, at the request of U.S. federal authorities on computer fraud charges, in a move that Russia calls illegal.
The imprisoned private eye's sentence for computer fraud was vacated for further proceedings. read more
A Pennsylvania pastor who was arrested last Tuesday for his alleged involvement in what the FBI has called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme — that yielded some $30 million in illegal profits — told his congregation Sunday that he was innocent, and that "I know in my heart I am clean before the Lord."
Stealing corporate information from computers to make trades certainly looks like insider trading, but it can depend on court jurisdiction.
Vitaly Korchevsky, a 50-year-old pastor from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, was among nine people charged in two indictments Tuesday for allegedly being involved in an international hacking and securities fraud scheme that used unpublished...Show More Summary
As told by federal authorities, it was the ultimate cyber-era criminal mash-up: an elaborate computer hacking operation to enable a global and lucrative insider trading scheme.
It may look like insider trading, but the government is basing the Ukrainian hacker case on computer fraud and conspiracy.
Updated | U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged nine people in federal court in the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme of its kind ever prosecuted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Officials chargedShow More Summary
29-year-old tutor was charged with 20 counts of computer access and fraud.
Meet the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
LAS VEGAS -- Since it was instituted in the 1980s, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been the government's primary tool for going after malicious hackers. But it's also has drawn the ire of cybersecurity researchers who fear the law is too broad -- and potentially criminalizes some of the things they do to […]
An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $14.3 million jackpot. Read more...