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Cyber attacks have been occurring for a number of years, but the recent turmoil with Sony Pictures has brought to the forefront the major impact of such attacks not just on private companies and their profit margins, but also the

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced on January 17, 2014 that Abdulmalik Abdulla, age 37, and Ahmed Mohssen, age 53, both of Baltimore, were arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire

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On Friday, January 17, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced that Neil S. Rodgers, a former District of Columbia government official, was indicted on federal charges stemming from his role in channeling $110,000 in youth and

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Acknowledging the rising costs of incarceration and the overcapacity of prisons, the U.S. Sentencing Commission announced on January 9, 2014 that it is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the Guidelines that would reduce drug trafficking sentences. The proposal reduces

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Section 1030(a)(1) proscribes that “[w]hoever having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and by means of such conduct having obtained information  that has been determined by the United States Government pursuant to an Executive order or

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The current version of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030 et. seq., contains seven, wide ranging substantive criminal offenses.  It also includes conspiracy and attempt to commit those seven offenses.  However, due to issues of federalism,  the

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