Category Archives: Hacking News

Server at Arizona University Hacked

Details of the breech are still pending, so this will be short, but according to reports, hackers found their way into a server at the University of Arizona. Apparently, 9,000 alumni and applicant records were compromised. Hacked In July It all happened back in July and the school is just now going public. That said, Read More

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The Week In Internet Law: Illegal Downloading, Online Privacy & Gambling, FTC Happenings

Catch up on the noteworthy, newsworthy and insignificant-but-interesting Internet law news for the week of December 31, 2012 – January 4, 2013. Online Copyright Infringement Prenda’s Legal Tantrum The mystery of Alan Cooper continues to color Prenda’s illegal downloading dragnet. The story is now so sorted, I half expect Hercule Poirot to enter stage left. Read More

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Six Strike Illegal Downloading Warning System

Update Feb 2013: Welp, it’s a go! The six strike illegal downloading system went into effect at the end of February 2013. Update Nov 2012: Due to issues associated with Hurricane Sandy, implementation of the “six strike” anti-piracy program, which is intended to thwart illegal downloading, is delayed until 2013. European countries love illegal downloading Read More

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Meet The Pirates Of Germany

At turns, they’ve been called the “protest party of the moment” and members have been known to make questionable haberdashery choices. For all intent and purpose they’re like a political band of gypisies – independent and prone to eccentricities. Nope, I’m not talking about the Tea Party, but instead the Pirates of Germany. A political Read More

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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested

According to reports, Gottfried Swartholm Warg, co-founder of The Pirate Bay, a controversial file sharing website, was arrested in Cambodia. The arrest was made at the request of the government of Sweden, Warg’s native country. After being found guilty of illegal file sharing, the website co-founder disappeared in 2009 to avoid a one-year jail sentence Read More

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Internet Lawyer Looks At New ‘Anti-Piracy’ Google Update

First the “Penguin” and “Panda” updates changed search results dramatically, and now there is the “Emanuel” update – a term coined by Search Engine Land, in honor of media agency executive (read: RIAA & MPAA mouth piece), Ari Emanuel. What will the new Google update accomplish? Technically, it will incorporate “copyright takedown requests” as a Read More

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LulzSec Members Admit Hacking, Plead Guilty & Not-Guilty

Ryan Cleary, 20, and Jake Davis, 19, were charged with launching DDoS cyber-attacks on government agencies and private companies in Britain and the U.S. between February and September 2011. The pair pleaded guilty to some of the hacking charges, but not all. Jake Davis, of Lerwick, Shetland, and Ryan Cleary, of Wickford, Essex, admitted to Read More

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Dateline NBC Exposes Internet Scams

Over the past several years, Americans have lost approximately $500,000,000,000 to Internet scams. Tech-savvy con artists target anyone without respect to race, religion, education, or social standing. It doesn’t matter who you are. If you have an e-mail address, you’re a target. Dateline’s Internet Scam Crackdown Dateline NBC recently exposed an elaborate Internet scam initiated Read More

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LulzSec Hacker Collective Gained Access to PBS Administrative Files and Records

First things first: Biggie and Tupac are not chilling out down under, living la vida Kiwi. If you happened to be on PBS’s website last Sunday, though, you may have heard otherwise. The well-respected non-profit had posted the story on their site. Huh? No, it wasn’t a legit story. The Tupac-Biggie breaking news was the Read More

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Federal Hacking Statutes: The Gov’s Security Breach Sentencing Wishlist

It always seems like hackers are one step ahead of the government, doesn’t it? Well, it’s starting to bother our elected leaders. So, they’re trying to push through three federal hacking provisions to punish security breach aficionados.

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