Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

News
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
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
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
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
Hacking
Hacking

Why the Government Went After Matthew Keys

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

The Trial of Matthew Keys, the Journalist Who Allegedly Aided Anonymous, Begins

Matthew Keys allegedly used his old employee login to deface news articles. He now stands trial for charges under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
Sarah Jeong
9.29.15
News
News

AT&T Sues Ex-Employees That Secretly Unlocked 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Phones

The three allegedly worked with Swift Unlocks to profit from the scheme.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.15
Opinion
Opinion

Why We Decided Not to Say the Astros Were ‘Hacked’

The word “hack” is being used like the Drudge siren.
Adrianne Jeffries
6.17.15
News
News

'Aaron's Law' Is Back to Try to Reform Overbroad US Hacking Laws

Lawmakers are trying once again to reform the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.21.15
Power
Power

Justice Dept: Trust Us to Not Abuse the CFAA, a Hacking Law We've Always Abused

An update of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could criminalize some types of computer research, but the government is telling academics not to worry.
Jason Koebler
3.19.15
crime
crime

Why You Should Root for the Cop Who Said He Wanted to Eat His Wife

Important rights sometimes come from disturbing cases.
Jason Koebler
3.6.15