Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Hacking for investor profit

Just over four years ago, I sat through what still is the most viscerally disturbing information security talk I’ve ever seen. The late Barnaby Jack, a brilliant security researcher, had just demons

Journalist Matthew Keys sentenced to 2 years in hacking case

Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced today to two years in prison on hacking charges. He faced a maximum sentence of 25 years. During his sentencing hearing, Keys tweeted, “This

The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft

What would happen if a hacker edited a major news website to falsely report an anthrax attack in Times Square? Even if the site removed the story within minutes, it already would have been reposted an

You May Take Away My Freedom, But I’ll Always Have My Crunchie!

On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/06/14/were-awarding-goatse-security-a-crunchie-award-for-public-service/">awarded a Crunchie</a> to two members of Goat

GoatSec iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Law

<b>Editor’s note: </b><em>Ansel Halliburton is a lawyer at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.computerlaw.com/">ComputerLaw Group</a>. </em> In the summer of 2010, a group called Goatse Secur