Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?

Should a claim for [YOU GUESS] have been included in this lawsuit? See my thoughts below and share your thoughts.

The Allegations Behind the Lawsuit

A legal team led by Gloria Allred made news by suing Toyota (and others) on behalf of a Frisco, Texas pastor and his wife, Tim  and Claire Gautreaux, alleging that a Toyota salesman emailed nude pictures of Claire to a swingers’ website from Tim’s phone while in his possession to confirm a preapproval offer that was on an app. Continue reading “Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?”

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

Source: Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

Law360 (paywall required) article: Ex-Cardinals Director Gets 46 Months For Astros Hacking

The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession

It often said that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, is an access crime — meaning that it is designed to punish the wrongful access of a device. A recent case out of the Northern District of Texas highlights this point. Continue reading “The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession”

Cyber Law Update on #DtSR Podcast with Los, Santarcangelo and Tuma

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Shawn Tuma was a guest the Down the Security Rabbithole podcast where he and hosts Rafal Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and Michael Santarcangelo (@Catalyst) discussed recent events in the world of cyber law. Continue reading “Cyber Law Update on #DtSR Podcast with Los, Santarcangelo and Tuma”

Will Changes to the CFAA Deter Hackers?

Note: this article was previously posted on Norse’s DarkMatters.

The problem with laws is that they are usually written by lawyers. The same could be said for proposed amendments to laws, such as those to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that President Obama proposed leading up to the 2015 State of the Union Address.

The root of this problem is that, many times, we lawyers get too focused on the details and never step back and see the bigger picture. I believe that is the case with the proposed changes to this law as it concerns improving cybersecurity by deterring outside hackers (i.e., non-privileged users). Continue reading “Will Changes to the CFAA Deter Hackers?”