Tags Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

DOJ changes to CFAA guidance are overhyped, lawyers say

by Suzanne Smalley

The Department of Justice's guidance on when and how to charge defendants for violating CFAA remains ambiguous, lawyers say.

DOJ revises computer fraud prosecution standards to ease off 'good-faith' research

by AJ Vicens

The policy revision instructs prosecutors not to target good-faith security research under the historically fraught law.

Court reaffirms that data scraping isn't hacking in LinkedIn appeal

by Tonya Riley

The court dismissed LinkedIn's arguments that it had put up "gates" in the form of technical measures to block scraping and legal action.

Former US intelligence operatives charged with helping UAE hack rivals, Americans

by Tonya Riley

The charges accuse three American citizens of helping the UAE spy on foreign rivals, activists and U.S. citizens.

A Supreme Court ruling limits the reach of a landmark hacking law

by Tonya Riley

The Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling is a significant step in limiting the bounds of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Supreme Court considers scope of federal anti-hacking law in biggest cyber case to date

by Tim Starks

The court has until it goes on recess next summer to hand down a ruling.