Computer Fraud and Abuse Act News

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 …