‘AT&T Hacker’ Sentenced to Prison for Revealing Security Flaw, Digital Rights Organization Joins Appeal

By: Monday March 18, 2013 6:28 pm

Before his sentencing hearing, Andrew Auernheimer, who was convicted on one of charge of conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and one charge of fraud involving personal information, declared in a statement that he was going to jail for “arithmetic.” Twenty-six year-old security researcher, known as “Weev,” was sentenced to forty-one months [...]

Judge Rules No Evidence to Disqualify Her from Hearing Case of Alleged Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 5:14 pm

The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law [...]

Court Ruling on Computer Fraud & Abuse Act Makes Charges Against Bradley Manning Questionable

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Pfc. Bradley Manning at Ft. Meade in March (photo: Bradley Manning Support Network) A ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has narrowed the reach of a computer fraud law that the government had been using to prosecute workers who steal from company computers, according to Reuters. The decision found [...]

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