Computer Fraud and Abuse Act News

Supreme Court to Weigh LinkedIn’s Use of Anti-Hacking Law to Shield Personal Data

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn Corp. another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs Inc. from harvesting personal data from the professional networking platform’s public profiles – a practice that LinkedIn contends threatens the …

Supreme Court Turns Down Cases Testing Hacking Law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and …

Cyber Attack Retaliation Is Government’s Job: Poll

At a time when most people aren’t confident their workplace is safe from a hacking attack, respondents to the Bloomberg Global Poll are more certain about one thing: Vengeance is not mine. Companies shouldn’t get a pass from the government …

Corporations Warned Not to Hack Back

The hacked are itching to hack back. So say a dozen security specialists and former law enforcement officials who described an intensifying and largely unspoken sense of unease inside many companies after the recent breach of Sony Corp.’s networks. U.S. …

Court Narrows Federal Law on Computer Fraud

A U.S. appeals court rejected the government’s broad reading of a computer fraud law to prosecute workers who steal from company computers, saying it could expose millions of Americans to prosecution for harmless activities at work. The 9-2 decision by …