Unauthorized Access

Did the CIA Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by Accessing Intelligence Committee Computers?

Orin Kerr writes: Senator Feinstein recently claimed that the CIA may have violated the federal computer hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, by searching computers used by the Intelligence Committee to conduct CIA oversight. Based on the facts we know so far, I’m skeptical of the claim that the CIA violated the statute. This...

C’mon, FTC, when will you do something? (update 2)

It has now been about two years since I filed a complaint with the FTC to alert them to all the data security breaches involving Experian’s credit report database. And while I continue to   wait to see the FTC take action against Experian over their numerous breaches involving misuse of clients’ login credentials,...

Aflac discloses insider breach involving customers’ Social Security numbers (updated)

The Continental American Insurance Company (Aflac) is notifying some customers that a former temporary employee improperly accessed customer data, including names and Social Security numbers. Although the firm has no indication of any misuse of the data, affected customers are being offered a year of free credit-monitoring services through ProtectMyID. You can read the...