Hacker Hackett sentenced to 10 years

Good article at SecurityWeek on the case of a professional identity thief sentenced to 10 years in prison: http://www.securityweek.com/hacker-caught-675k-stolen-credit-cards-gets-maximum-prison-sentence The best part is his name: Hackett. Phonetically, that would be pronounced “Hack – It”. 10 years and a $100,000 fine for having 675,000 stolen credit card numbers which investigators believe led to more than $36 […]

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Discussion Draft of the SAFE Data Act introduced by Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

On June 13th, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack released a discussion draft of what she calls the SAFE Data Act. Here’s the marketing release if you’d prefer to read the cliff notes. Since it’s a discussion draft, let’s discuss! Actually, I think this could be a good bill to eliminate a lot of the confusion about […]

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War Powers Resolution and Cyberwar

If you’ve been following the war in Libya and the Obama’s report to Congress in June, you’ll know that the administration is claiming that our military actions in Libya are not covered under the War Powers Resolution which would require them to be terminated after 60 days. To get around this window, there must be […]

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