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FBI raids dental software researcher who discovered private patient data on public server

Someone alerts you to exposed, unencrypted patient information on your FTP server. Is the correct response to thank them profusely or try to have them charged as a criminal hacker? 1,870 more words

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Will Changes to the CFAA Deter Hackers?

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

The problem with laws is that they are usually written by lawyers. The same could be said for proposed amendments to laws, such as those to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that President Obama proposed leading up to the 2015 State of the Union Address. 1,479 more words

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Nace el Centro de Fabricación Avanzada Aeronáutico (CFAA)

El CFAA, que parte de una inversión de 9 millones de euros, busca servir de centro de tecnología aplicable en un sector puntero en el que la I+D+i resulta fundamental para ser competitivo… 331 more words

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Can a Company Remotely Wipe an Ex-Employee’s Device?

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

One of my favorite sayings about cyber risk is “an ounce of prevention is cheaper than the very first day of litigation.” A recent case provides a nice example of exactly what I mean. 1,251 more words

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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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