How Far Should Companies Go to Protect Personal Data?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Privacy |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 As nearly every analog form of communication transfers to a digital format, we input our personal data (e.g. credit card numbers, contact information) on a host of devices in an even greater number of settings. Do employers, retailers, and other users of the Internet have duties to protect […]

The Illegality of DDoS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Have you ever wondered why certain websites, despite being backed by companies with a seemingly endless budget, can slow to a halt or even seemingly disappear for hours, days, or even longer at a time? While sometimes the crash in access is caused by innocuous sources, such as […]

Exploring the Deep Web

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015   We are living in a menacing world today where our every move is tracked and our most personal and valuable information is copied and stored. Our phones track our locations. Our credit card transactions track our purchases. Our Internet searches track our interest and inquiries. Every technological device […]

Cyberspace Crime, War Crime and ISIS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Tech News |

Posted by: Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015 Cyber Caliphate – ISIS The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been committing large-scale war crimes and crimes against humanity in the areas under its control, in Syria and Iraq. Now this group wants to add hacking to its “rule of terror” portfolio, which includes massacres, […]

Lessons of the Silk Road

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Marcus Beecher April 15, 2015   On February 4, 2015, a jury in the Southern District of New York found Ross Ulbricht guilty for his creation of and involvement in the hidden website Silk Road. Ulbricht was convicted on seven counts ranging from narcotics distribution to criminal enterprise to computer hacking. He will […]

SPAM, Bots, and Malware. Oh my!

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet |

Posted By: Jonathon Sanchez   Anyone who uses email knows about spam emails, and in 2010, there was an estimated 200 billion pieces of spam sent per day. However, recently, there seems to be an unexplained precipitous drop in spam. The one question that I have always had, as a person who was raised on […]

Aaron Swartz’s Alleged Conduct and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Intellectual Property, Internet, Litigation |

Posted By: Tammy Thibodeau   In Aaron Swartz’s superseding indictment the government alleged Swartz, accessed JSTOR and the MIT network “without authorization.” (United States v. Aaron Swartz, Crim. No. 11-CR-10260-NMG, 3, Sept. 12, 2012). Swartz had accessed the MIT network (and computers) four times “without authorization” after being blocked in three separate incidents. (Id.). Further, […]

Hire the Hackers

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet |

Posted By: Taylor Durbin   I recently watched a Ted Talks presentation that brought up some interesting points revolving around cyber security and internet control. Misha Glenny in his presentation, uses the examples of six convicted hackers to illustrate his point that our government should be following Russia’s lead in hiring hackers instead of putting […]

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