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Justice Department Warns It Might Not Be Able to Prosecute Voting Machine Hackers

DoJ says current federal law against hacking doesn't apply to voting machines because they aren't connected to the internet; but this plus a proposed amendment could create a problem for prosecuting hacks of other computers not connected to the internet.
Kim Zetter
8.30.18
News

Cardinals Employee Sentenced to Almost 4 Years in Prison for Guessing a Password

Oh, and swiping notes on the Astros’ trade negotiations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.16
NETFLIX

Password Sharing Is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules

Sharing your Netflix or HBO password technically violates one of America's worst tech laws, the Ninth Circuit has ruled.
Jason Koebler
7.6.16
Hacking

Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Hacking

Keys was convicted for pasting login credentials to the Tribune Company CMS into an Anonymous chatroom.
Sarah Jeong
4.13.16
Hacking

Journalist Might Look at 7 Years Prison in LA Times 'Hacking' Case

The recommended sentence is heavily tied to how much money was lost because of the hack.
Sarah Jeong
1.21.16
Power

Hunter Moore Revenge Porn Victim Got a Whopping $145.70 in Restitution

“Like capturing Jack the Ripper and giving him community service.”
Sarah Jeong
12.3.15
News

Congress's Car Hacking Bill Is a Complete Mess

Manufacturers argue they should control who repairs your car, and Congress's new car hacking bill only makes the situation more messy.
Jason Koebler
10.22.15
Hacking

Why the Government Went After Matthew Keys

Inside the prosecution of a journalist for computer hacking.
Sarah Jeong
10.9.15
News

Hacker 'Weev' Releases Prosecutor's Alleged Ashley Madison Data After Threats

The infamous troll says a US prosecutor used Ashley Madison.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.8.15
News

Hacker 'Weev' Threatens to Dox 'Dozens' of Prosecutors after Keys Conviction

The notorious troll and hacker wants to “punish” prosecutors for wrongfully going after hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.8.15
News

Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Found Guilty of Three Counts of Hacking

“The government wanted to send a clear message."
Sarah Jeong
10.7.15
Internet

Is This Journalist Guilty of Low-Level Vandalism, or High-Damage Hacking?

Day two of the trial of Matthew Keys, accused of conspiring with Anonymous.
Sarah Jeong
9.29.15