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Supreme Court Holds Social Media Spying a Federal Crime
On September 19, the Argentinean Supreme Court ruled (source document in Spanish) that spying on Facebook or by email or cellphone contact lists of one's partner constitutes a federal crime.
30 Nov 2017
Final Report Of Cyber Crimes Congressional Hearing Issued
On March 31, a Congressional Hearing (Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito) investigating cyber crimes drafted its Final Report.
16 Jun 2016
SpyEye Malware Hackers Receive Prison Sentences Totaling More Than 24 Years
From 2010 through 2012, SpyEye was the preeminent banking Trojan that allowed the theft of login information for bank accounts, PINs, and credit card information.
United States
9 Jun 2016
U.S. District Court Sentences Former NRC Employee To 18 Months In Prison For Spear-Phishing Attack
On April 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former employee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") to 18 months in prison...
United States
9 Jun 2016
Privacy Commission Favors Modifying Criminal Code And Procedure
On June 17, the Commission issued an opinion favoring modifications (source document in French) to the criminal procedure codes.
10 Sep 2015
U.S. Attorney Announces Sentence For Creator Of Blackshades Remote Access Tool Malware
The defendant allegedly operated an organization called Blackshades, which sold and distributed a malware tool that enabled cybercriminals to take control of users' computers.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Texas House Seeks To Criminalize Computer System Breaches
On April 17, the Texas House passed a law making it a felony to breach a computer system owned by the government or a commercial entity.
United States
3 Jun 2015
Fourth Circuit Upholds Conviction Under CFAA Relating To Former Employee's Unauthorized Access To Employer's Computer System
On December 24, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury conviction of a defendant for 12 felony violations of the CFAA for accessing his former employer's computer server without authorization.
United States
18 Mar 2015
Former Korn Ferry Executive Files Opening Brief In Conviction Appeals
The defendant argued that the CFAA does not make it a federal crime to obtain permission to use another's login credentials to access a third party's computer system.
United States
18 Mar 2015
FBI Announces Indictment Of NOAA Employee For Downloading Restricted Government Data
On October 20, 2014, the FBI announced that a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was indicted for allegedly downloading restricted government data...
United States
18 Mar 2015
Brazil Considers "Right To Be Forgotten" Law
Currently, the RTBF is applicable in Brazil only when a former convicted criminal seeks to enforce his or her right to rehabilitation and social integration through confidentiality of criminal and prosecution records.
19 Jan 2015
Colombian Chamber Of IT And Telecommunications Issues Recommendations To Strengthen Cybersecurity Policy
On November 25, the Colombian Chamber of IT and Telecommunications and Fedesarrollo released a report focused on cybercrime, titled "Developments and Challenges of Digital Defense in Colombia."
19 Jan 2015
China Tightens Access To Personal Information
Two individuals will be prosecuted shortly in Shanghai for conducting illegal investigations and purchase of personal information in China.
19 Aug 2014
Government Publishes Draft Bill To Toughen Computer Crime Offenses
On June 4, the government published the Serious Crime Bill, proposing amendments to the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
United States
15 Aug 2014
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