‘Hacker’ convicted by US court despite never hacking
Matt Brian has an interesting take on the conviction of David Nosal, which I reported yesterday on this blog:
After more than a year of bouncing between appeals courts, the hacking case involving David Nosal has ended with a conviction. Wired reports that Nosal was yesterday found guilty of conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the US — despite the fact he hadn’t personally accessed anyone else’s computer. While Nosal will seek to appeal the decision ahead of sentencing later this year, it’s a high-profile win for the US attorney’s office.
Read more on The Verge.