Blog Posts Tagged with "Courts"

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Microsoft and Law Enforcement Hit Zeus Botnet Servers

March 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"With this legal and technical action, a number of the most harmful botnets using the Zeus family of malware worldwide have been disrupted in an unprecedented, proactive cross-industry operation against this cybercriminal organization..."

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Four Convicted for Roles in Massive Identity Theft Ring

March 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

After a five week trial, four defendants have been convicted for their roles in one of the largest bank fraud and identity theft schemes in California history, with dozens of victims in four states and millions of dollars in losses...

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A Tale of Two Encryption Cases

March 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The issue in the decryption cases is not whether the decrypted contents of the computer are testimonial. Instead, the issue in these cases is whether the ACT of decrypting information on the computer is testimonial. The answer to that question is that it depends...

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DNSChanger: FBI’s Internet Blackout Postponed

March 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

For several months, news was circulating about the planned blackout of the Internet for potentially millions of users on March 8. Last week a federal judge postponed that order for 120 days to give businesses and governments more time to mitigate the DNSChanger threat...

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Disappointing Ruling in Compelled Laptop Decryption Case

February 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A federal district court has handed down an unfortunate early ruling in a case. Prosecutors asked the court to force the defendant to either type an encryption passphrase into the laptop to decrypt the information or turn over a decrypted version of the data...

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Ruling Allows Government Warrantless Access to Data

November 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In light of that technological reality, we are gravely worried by the court's conclusion that records about you that are collected by Internet services like Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Google are fair game for warrantless searches by the government..."

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Microsoft is Waging Cyberwar

September 30, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

A federal court judge taps his gavel and the request for taking down a domain and all sub-domains is approved. This indicates to me that a corporation is taking care of me, a private citizen. It also indicates that the government cannot or will not protect me...

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Microsoft Hits Domain Provider in Kelihos Botnet Battle

September 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We wanted to take it out early enough so that number one, it wouldn't grow and propagate... but also to make the point that when a threat is down, it's going to stay down. I think we made that point pretty effectively in this particular operation..."

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Coalition Challenges Domestic Surveillance Policies

September 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Congress has already provided the courts with strong, clear security procedures for handling evidence related to secret government surveillance. Letting the courts do their job and judge the legality of government wiretapping will not risk national security..."

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TomorrowNow Sentenced on Computer Intrusion Charges

September 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

TomorrowNow, Inc., a non-operating subsidiary of SAP, today was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine to the United States of $20 million for unauthorized access to computer servers belonging to Oracle Corporation (Oracle) and for willfully infringing copyrights held by Oracle...

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Bad News For Banks: Courts Side With Customers

September 03, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The computer or other device the scammer used to access Comerica’s website could surely have been traced overseas and flagged for: hiding behind a proxy, device anomalies such as a time zone and browser language mismatch, past history of online scams and identity theft, and the list goes on...

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EFF Challenges NSA's Domestic Surveillance in Court

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

At stake is whether the courts can judge the legality and constitutionality of the NSA's bulk interception of Americans' phone calls and emails, accomplished through back-door access to AT&T's domestic telecom network and its databases of communications records...

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