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Legal News
16 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and FBI [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that a joint effort between law enforcement agencies across 20 countries has led to the seizure and shutdown of the online forum Darkode which provided a marketplace where cybercriminals could buy and … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A UK judge on Monday sentenced [sentencing remarks, PDF] former News of the World features editor Jules Stenson to a four month suspended prison sentence for his role in hacking the phones of celebrities and government officials. Stenson pleaded guilty [Telegraph report] to charges of violating the Regulation of … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday unsealed the indictment [document, PDF] of a Turkish man for allegedly organizing three cyber-attacks that led to an estimated $55 million in global losses. Ercan Findikoglu, after being extradited [Reuters report] to the US from Germany on Tuesday, plead … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged [indictment, PDF; press release] with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday upheld [judgment, PDF] the trial chamber's decision to acquit Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui [case materials], a Congolese man accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Ngudjolo was acquitted in December 2012 of leading a 2003 attack … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Rights groups called Friday for urgent action to protect private calls and online correspondence after allegations that US and British agencies hacked into the networks of Gemalto, a major SIM card manufacturer. Edward Snowden allegedly leaked documents [AP report] to The Intercept [report], an online news source, claiming the … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A judge for the District Court of The Hague [official website, in Dutch] on Tuesday approved [judgment, in Dutch] the extradition to the US of a Russian citizen suspected of involvement in a multimillion dollar computer hack. Vladimir Drinkman will be sent to New Jersey, where three other Russians … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg [JURIST news archive], the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [JURIST news archive], and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC [corporate website]. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Ben Weinberger of Phoenix

JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud... In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service. That email belonged to a user outside the US. The email itself … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch

JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing massive electronic surveillance by the US government suggest truly confidential … [read more]


Professional Commentary
1 Aug 2014
by Arkady Bukh of Law Offices of Bukh & Associates

JURIST Guest Columnist Arkady Bukh of the Law Offices of Bukh & Associates describes the recent arrest of an alleged Russian cyber criminal and its place in the history of cybercrime... The recent arrest of Russian citizen Roman Valeravich Seleznev by US authorities for alleged cyber crimes highlights one of … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance [official profile] announced [press release] Wednesday that police have arrested seven individuals on charges connecting them to an international group that defrauded the online ticketing service StubHub [official website] of approximately $1.6 million. Six of the seven arrests were made Tuesday, including three … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges [press release] against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment [text, PDF] alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, … [read more]


Legal News
18 Feb 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Philippines Supreme Court [official website] ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act) [text], which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law [materials] on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online crimes … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey [official website] filled charges [indictment, PDF] Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] An appellate court in Sweden reduced the prison sentence of Gottfrid Svartholm Warg [JURIST news archive], the founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [website; JURIST news archive], for hacking into a company that manages data for the Swedish government. Warg was originally sentenced [JURIST report] to … [read more]


Features
22 Jul 2013

Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA who leaked the NSA Power Point slides to the Washington Post and The Guardian, has been very open with the media regarding his background, education, work history and motives surrounding his leaking of NSA information. Snowden was born in Elizabeth, North Carolina … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Nacka District Court [official website, in Swedish] on Thursday convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB) [website; JURIST news archive], of hacking and fraud and sentenced him to two years in prison. Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into a company … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Human rights group Freedom House [advocacy website] released a report [text, PDF] on Wednesday detailing the state of democracy in the world. The report tracks improvements and declines in the levels of democracy in governments. While Freedom House reports that 26 countries experienced overall declines in freedom while only … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] China adopted new rules on Friday which impose new restrictions [Xinhua report] on the country's Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and individual users. The rules, called the Decision to Strengthen the Protection of Online Information, were adopted by China's highest legislative body, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) [official … [read more]

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