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Police dog sniffs out USB drive to snare school hacker

Thanks to a trained police dog sniffing out a thumb drive hidden inside a box of tissues, a high schooler in a San Francisco Bay area suburb has been accused of hacking grades: some students’ grades got bumped up, and some got elbowed down. 710 more words

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Chapter 107 - The Forensic Experts

M’s former employer and the target of this terrorism hired two computer forensic experts, Steve Williams and Mark Cox.

M hired one computer forensic expert, Justin McAnn. 908 more words

What does it mean to “hack back” and is it a good idea?

There is more and more talk about companies hacking back against those who attack them in cyber space and whether allowing them to take such measures is a good idea. 108 more words

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), otherwise known as 18 U.S.C. §1030 was enacted in 1986.  This law superseded the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.  1,498 more words

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"Misguided" hacking bill threatens to ice security researchers, say critics

The US state of Georgia is considering anti-hacking legislation that critics fear could criminalize security researchers. The bill, SB 315, was drawn up by state senator Bruce Thompson in January, has been approved by the state’s senate, and is now being considered by its house of representatives. 656 more words

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Fifth Circuit Upholds CFAA Conviction for Former Employee's Misuse Causing Damage Based on Circumstantial Evidence

In United States v. Anastasio N. Laoutaris, 2018 WL 614943 (5th Cir. Jan. 29, 2018), the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict finding Laoutaris guilty of two counts of computer intrusion causing damage, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 815 more words