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Middle School Hacker Case Impacts CFAA Reform Debate

Note: this article was previously posted on Norse’s DarkMatters.

A Florida middle school student’s prank — with a computer —  resulted in his being arrested and charged with felony “hacking.” His crime? 1,658 more words

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Matthew Keys gets 2 years for helping Anonymous deface the LA Times

The Feds had wanted a 5-year jail sentence for Matthew Keys – the journalist convicted of handing over login credentials for the Los Angeles Times’s parent company and then telling Anonymous to “go f**k some s**t up.” 522 more words

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Journalist Matthew Keys sentenced to 2 years in hacking case

Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced today to two years in prison on hacking charges. He faced a maximum sentence of 25 years. During his sentencing hearing, Keys… 383 more words

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Insuring a Cyber 9/11

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Cyber insurance has emerged as a dynamic and growing sector. In the United States alone, it is expected to earn more than $20 billion in premiums by 2020. 7,919 more words

FBI Guidance: How to Respond to Ransomware

Spoiler Alert: According to the article below, in a recent podcast the FBI “warned against paying ransoms” and doesn’t like to see companies pay the ransom because, the old law of supply and demand just means that ransomware is more profitable and, therefore, we see more of it. 62 more words

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Tim Rote reblogged this on Sitting Duck Portland and commented:

Holding companies hostage, whether by ransomware or by collusion of personnel in critical delivery services is not new. However, they are crimes and need to addressed. It does not seem to me that there is enough aggressive prosecution. Even seven years ago I experienced just how difficult it was to get law enforcement involved. Almost all of the law enforcement agencies I talked to felt like some other agency had jurisdiction. If the attack came from a place in New Jersey, our law enforcement in Beaverton Oregon wanted the NJ state police or the FBI to take the case on (interstate commerce and CFAA violation). And in many cases the law enforcement agencies tried very hard to not take on the case. The US Attorneys office even now will defer crimes causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages if there minimally appears to be a civil remedy. By civil remedy I mean lawsuit. And if you get hurt too much to file a lawsuit? Then you just die and no law enforcement agency picks up the case. That's crazy but true. The reason these criminals are getting away with this is there is still not enough skilled focus by law enforcement. Until next time.

Feds ask for 5 years jail for journalist who handed over newspaper login

Federal prosecutors want a 5-year jail sentence for Matthew Keys – the journalist convicted of handing over login credentials for the Los Angeles Times’s parent company and then telling Anonymous to “go f**k some s**t up.” 689 more words

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Departing Employee Taking Data from "Restricted" but Unsecured Folder Doesn't Violate CFAA

TAKEAWAYS: If your company intends to limit its employees access to certain information on the company network, (1) make sure appropriate technological restrictions are in place and are working; and (2) make sure there are appropriate policies or other documentation in place to show the employees subjectively knew it was off limits. 614 more words

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