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Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Brian Krebs reports: The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The contractor claims the access being auctioned off was to old test systems that do not have direct...

Capital One Hack Prosecution Raises New and Old Questions about Adequacy of CFAA

Timothy H. Gray, Ethan Kisch and Michael F. Buchanan of Patterson Belknap write: On August 28, 2019, almost a month after Paige A. Thompson was arrested based on allegations that she hacked into servers rented by Capital One Financial Corporation, a criminal indictment was returned charging her with one count each of computer and...