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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  This law superseded the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.  1,498 more words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

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Chapter 99 - Former IT Director Admits During Trial To Computer Fraud To Shutdown Company

During the trial and Max’s cross examination, by me, Max admitted that he “left the company the way he found it, with no programming code.” Thus, now 14 years later we have him on the record. 218 more words

DOJ confirms Uber is under criminal investigation

The plot of the Waymo vs Uber fight over stolen self-driving technology was already thick, what with 14,000 pages of intellectual property and a 37-page letter that described an Uber unit called Marketplace Analytics (MA) that allegedly spied on competitors worldwide for years, scraping millions of their records using automated collection systems and conducting physical surveillance… 543 more words

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Senators act to SAVE voting machines

Looks like it’s at least a possibility that DefCon won’t be the only place hackers can compete for prizes by exposing flaws in US voting systems. 1,034 more words

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