Posts Tagged ‘Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim dismissed where plaintiff failed to adequately plead loss or damage

Cost of investigating scope of information loss was not a “damage assessment” as contemplated by the CFAA. Plaintiff sued defendant (a former employee) under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) alleging that defendant intentionally and without authorization accessed plaintiff’s computers, intranet, and email system and sent plaintiff’s confidential customer information to his personal email Full story

Using new employer’s credentials to copy former employer’s technology did not violate Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

This case arose from some rather complex but interesting facts: Defendant resigned from his job with an IT consulting firm. One of the firm’s customers hired defendant as an employee. Before the customer/new employer terminated the agreement with the IT consulting firm/former employer, defendant used the customer/new employer’s credentials to access and copy some scripts Full story

Hunter Moore arrest reveals a certain schizophrenia about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The feds arrested Hunter Moore and an alleged co-conspirator on Thursday for hacking into email accounts to get nude photos Moore published on isanyoneup.com. At the heart of the prosecution is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the federal statute that makes it a crime (and in some circumstances, gives rise to civil liability) for Full story

United States v. Brown

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United States v. Brown

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Anderson

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Anderson

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The Government Responds to the DMLP Amicus Brief in United States v. Auernheimer

On Friday, the Department of Justice filed its appellee brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in United States v. Auernheimer. We expect to see a lot of commentary on the case from others – the brief has already been called out for being almost double the limit allowed ... Full story

The Government Responds to the DMLP Amicus Brief in United States v. Auernheimer

On Friday, the Department of Justice filed its appellee brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in United States v. Auernheimer. We expect to see a lot of commentary on the case from others – the brief has already been called out for being almost double the limit allowed ... Full story

The Government Responds to the DMLP Amicus Brief in United States v. Auernheimer

On Friday, the Department of Justice filed its appellee brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in United States v. Auernheimer. We expect to see a lot of commentary on the case from others – the brief has already been called out for being almost double the limit allowed ... Full story