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New York Man Convicted for Hacking, Crashing Former Employer’s Network

The “trusted insider” remains the most significant threat to company networks The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced last week that Dariusz J. Prugar, age 32, of Syracuse, New York, was convicted after a week-long trial before a federal jury in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, of computer fraud and wire fraud. Prugar was the network administrator for Pa Online, an internet service provider in Enola, Pennsylvania.  Kruger …Read More

Mobile Phone Forensics by 4Discovery’s Josh Fazio Puts Child Molester in Prison for Life

Mobile devices are ubiquitous, and the digital evidence they create can be dramatic.  Using advanced mobile device forensics techniques, Chicago computer forensics company 4Discovery’s Josh Fazio recently recovered photographs from a mobile device that had sent a notorious child molester to prison for life.  Digital forensics experts are playing an increasingly important role in investigations. Jerry Lee Hendricks, pictured, a 66 year old repeat child sex offender, was suspected by …Read More

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Does it still make sense?

Good laws badly applied are still good laws. There has been much-needed debate over the relevance of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in light of Aaron Swartzʼ recent tragic suicide. Mr. Swartz, you will recall, was a young technology entrepreneur accused of inappropriately downloading millions of scientific journals from MIT and JSTOR, a journal storage repository. Swartz, 26, had been an advocate for open access and the freedom …Read More

Is your Code Secure? Steps for Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

Software code can be a company’s most critical Intellectual Property…and stealing it is easier than you think. The Background These were his last few days of work at his current job. The programmer, a Russian born American dual citizen, hired by a major financial institution for $400,000 per year to develop a high speed stock trading program, had decided to go on to greener pastures. What was one of the …Read More

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Trade Secrets

Tips from the trenches in light of the recent Ex-Motorola Software Engineer Prison Sentence. Hanjuan Jin, a Motorola Software Engineer, stepped onto the terminal at O’Hare International Airport a few years ago and stepped into history as one of the most notable Trade Secret mis-appropriators of recent times.  Loaded with $30,000 in cash, a one way ticket to China, and a motherload of trade secrets freshly pilfered from Motorola, Jin …Read More