Floppy disk containing the source code for the Morris Worm held at the Computer History Museum and Robert Morris on the right.

The Morris Worm, the First Indictment under the CFAA and Wake Up Call of a New Age

On November 2, 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, the son of a famous Bell Labs cryptographer, released and graduate student at Cornell University, released what became known as the “Morris worm” through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Morris stated that his intent was “to demonstrate the inadequacies of current security measures on computer networks by exploiting…

Photo of hacker and Tweet from Barack Obama.

Twitter Hacking Incidents Has Law Enforcement, Washington on Alert

On Wednesday, a hacker accessed 130 prominent Twitter accounts including that of Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and the most followed Twitter account on the planet – Barack Obama – to promote a bitcoin scam.  This force Twitter to shut down verified Twitter users’ accounts for…

Digital Lines

Cyber Security Tips – Falls 2019

Since October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, below are some cyber security tips we have tweeted out over the past few months covering protecting sensitive documents, protecting against hacking and ransomware and using Public WiFi spots. Use a flash drive with fingerprint protection for your most sensitive documents. https://t.co/NfblvILaQU #cybersecurity — Internet Law Center (@InternetLawCent)…

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks

Revised Assange Indictment Triggers First Amendment Concerns, Complicates Extradition

On May 23rd the Justice Department returned a superseding indictment against Julian Assange that not only includes and expands on the prior claim stemming from an attempt to hack into the Pentagon’s Secret Internet Protocol Network but adds sixteen additional charges stemming from obtaining and publishing classified information. Counts 5, 18: Attempted Unauthorized Obtaining and…

Image of George Washington seeing through Election Process

No Action to Date on Secure Elections Act Legislation Discussed on 60 Minutes

CBS’ 60 Minutes yesterday aired a segment on When Russian hackers targeted the U.S. election infrastructure, that focused on the actual penetration into the Illinois Board of Elections by Russian hackers.  The segment included members of Congress expressing frustration with the Department of Homeland Security’s response to the hacking and preparations for 2018. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)…

Police Tape Over Uber Sign

DOJ Reveals Criminal Investigation into Uber “Fraud and Theft”

The battle for supremacy in self-driving cars between Alphabet’s Waymo and Uber has been playing out in Judge William Alsup’s San Francisco courtroom.  Waymo alleges Uber stole its trade secrets by hiring its longtime engineer Anthony Levandowski who had secretly downloaded 9.7 GB in proprietary files before leaving Waymo (Waymo v. Uber, Case No. 17-CV-0939-WA, N.D. Cal.). …

Maura Healy

Mass AG Starts Equifax Litigation Derby

Equifax’s data breach involving the sensitive and personal information of 143 million consumers has sparked a national outcry and, investigations by over 30 state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission.  Last week, Massachusetts became the first state to commence litigation against Equifax and is now considering amending its data breach law in response. EQUIFAX…

Man releasing Red Tweets

CLBR #271: Hamilton 68 and Securing Democracy

Hamilton 68 and Securing Democracy With Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly from the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy discuss their latest project – Hamilton 68 a real-time dashboard that provides a near real-time look at Russian propaganda and disinformation efforts online.  The dashboard gets its name from Federalist Paper No. 68…

Trump and Putin Shaking Hands

DNC Donors Bring Privacy Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign Based on Alleged Collusion

The Russian 2016 election hacking story has taken a new turn.  Three victims of the Wikileaks dump of DNC files have filed a lawsuit against the Donald Trump for President campaign and campaign advisor Roger Stone who has admitted to having a “back channel” to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  The Complaint opens up yet another…

CLBR Episode #93: Dan Tynan on Facebook, Broken Internet, Banana Endorsements, Dan Ackroyd and the Big East

DAN TYNAN RETURNS TO CLBR For a Free Wheeling Discussion on Facebook Likes, Broken Internets, Banana Endorsements and a Surprise Dan Ackroyd Appearance (Kind of) Background More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes (Forbes) The Internet: You broke it, you own it. Now fix it. Would you trust a LinkedIn…