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9th Circuit Weighs in on CFAA and CAN-SPAM

9th Circuit Weighs in on

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) provides civil and criminal penalties against come who “intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access and thereby obtains . 933 more words


Baseball Exec Gets Four Years Under Controversial Hacking Law

Using another person’s password to get into a computer network might not seem like a big deal. But try tell that to a federal judge who just sentenced a former executive from the St. 400 more words


Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. 21 more words

Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

Password Sharing and the CFAA (Hint: Sharing Your PassWord is Not a Federal Crime)

In a recent ruling filed on July 5, 2016, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion onthe scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), 18 U.S.C.§ 1030, with respect to David Nosal. 509 more words

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Over the past six years, WatchGuard Security Center has provided IT professionals with breaking news and analysis about the most important information security (InfoSec) issues. 185 more words

Editorial Articles

July 2016 Patch Day - Daily Security Byte EP. 289

It’s that time again. Patch Day! On the second Tuesday of the month, both Microsoft and Adobe release their security updates. This month, you should probably focus on Adobe’s updates first. 67 more words

Editorial Articles

Facebook Can Use Controversial Law to Punish Spammy Startup, Court Rules

Should companies be able to use a federal hacking law to go after those who access their website when they’ve been told to go away? It looks like the answer is yes. 552 more words