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On February 26, 2015 By Elizabeth Mulkey February 26, 2015
Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” according to President Obama, but the government can’t be the only sheriff in town. President Obama addressed these remarks to a crowd of tech industry leaders at a White House cybersecurity summit last week. He also signed an executive order on February 13, outlining a path for [...]Continue Reading →
On January 19, 2015 By Matthew Gaske January 19, 2015
On January 12, 2015 the White House announced its intention to press for new legislation that would increase consumers’ protection on the web. The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act is intended to “clarif[y] and strengthen the obligations companies have to notify customers when their personal information has been exposed . . . .” [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2014 By Patrick Tricker October 8, 2014
A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.
Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]Continue Reading →
New studies indicate that children who begin lying at an earlier age will be more successful in later life.
Hacking of personal information increases tenfold with introduction of Spokeo, a program that imports private information from social networking sites.
Viacom strikes again claiming filming the [...]Continue Reading →
On October 10, 2008 By Brian Van Wyk July 24, 2010
An American grand jury indicted a German and a Briton last Thursday, beginning the first American prosecution of hackers for distributed denial-of-service attacks. Axel Gembe and Lee Graham Walker are accused of intentionally damaging a computer system and conspiracy, charges that could lead to fifteen years in prison.
A distributed denial-of-service, or [...]Continue Reading →
On September 25, 2008 By JETLaw September 25, 2008
Last Wednesday, an online hacker gained access to Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin’s email account by correctly answering Yahoo’s security questions and resetting her password. After logging into her account, the hacker took screen shots of Palin’s inbox and personal emails. These screen shots were sent to websites, such as gawker.com, [...]Continue Reading →
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