Employees With Authorized Access To Valuable Data Cannot Be Hackers Under The CFAA

Apr 11, 14 Employees With Authorized Access To Valuable Data Cannot Be Hackers Under The CFAA

Posted in Hacking, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Security

By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) A recent decision from Pennsylvania calls into question the current statutory definition of hacking. The plaintiffs in this case are the former employers of the defendants.  The plaintiffs had a password-protected system and provided their employees with access to the files they required...

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Another Tech Company Is The Victim Of A DDoS Attack

Apr 09, 14 Another Tech Company Is The Victim Of A DDoS Attack

Posted in Hacking, Security

We posted a few weeks ago about a coordinated distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) attack on the website MeetUp.com, which knocked the site offline for an entire weekend. Well, it would appear that, a couple of weeks later, the same folks were at it again, this time targeting the popular project management site Basecamp....

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Big International Law Firm Reports Data Breach

Apr 01, 14 Big International Law Firm Reports Data Breach

Posted in Data Breaches, Hacking, Security

It’s not just energy companies, retailers, government agencies, social media platforms, etc. that are vulnerable to data breaches. As Sharon Nelson at Ride the Lightning recently wrote, the firm McKenna Long & Aldridge suffered a breach late last year. Apparently, someone using a client’s login credentials was able...

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Russia Linked With New Malware That’s Infecting Government Computers Worldwide

Mar 27, 14 Russia Linked With New Malware That’s Infecting Government Computers Worldwide

Posted in Hacking, Security

By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) Recently, the German anti-virus firm G Data published a report revealing a successor in evolution to the now well-known virus Agent.BTZ, named Turla.  News of this virus has spread quickly over the past couple of weeks, but has actually been studied by firms like G Data for over two years....

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Insurers Won’t Cover Energy Companies Because Their Cybersecurity Is Too Weak

Mar 20, 14 Insurers Won’t Cover Energy Companies Because Their Cybersecurity Is Too Weak

Posted in Data Breaches, Hacking, Security

By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) Cyber attacks on companies have been in the news a lot recently, and IT-Lex has covered some of these stories, including Target, Neiman Marcus, and many others . Slate recently revealed that Lloyd’s of London, “insurer of celebrity body part, is so concerned about digital security at...

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Japan Hosts Hacking Simulation To Prep For 2020 Olympics

Mar 18, 14 Japan Hosts Hacking Simulation To Prep For 2020 Olympics

Posted in Hacking, Security

The Sochi Olympics recently came and went, and now, after Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo will host the 2020 summer games. Though those events are still six years away, Japanese authorities are being proactive in their preparations, and, like their London counterparts, they are paying close attention to cybersecurity. From...

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