Miscellaneous

FBI Warns Unsuspecting Travelers of Cyber Booby Traps Found In Hotel Internet Connections

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a notice on May 8th that revealed a recent claim by the FBI and other agencies that cyber criminals are targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while they attempt to connect to the Internet in their hotel rooms.

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[NEWS] Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Proposed by The White House

For the past two years, the Obama administration has been developing a framework for a Bill of Rights that would protect American citizens from misuse of their personal information on the Internet.  The President intends these rights to allow Americans to have more control over how information about them will be used and offers new legal and technical tools to enable Americans to defend their privacy.

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MISSION POSSIBLE: #OpMonsanto

In a recent Anonymous hacking mission dubbed #OpMonsanto, the hacker group attacked Monsanto, an international agricultural corporation by hacking into Monsanto’s system and releasing data concerning over 2,500 employees and connections.  Anonymous also took down Monsanto’s mail server and web assets and says it plans to create a Wikipedia page to store and organize the stolen information.  

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Comprehensive 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey Available NOW

We are pleased to announce that “A Primer on Cybercrimes In The United States and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals – 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey,”  authored by Fernando Pinguelo and Bradford Muller and published by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (University of Virginia School of Law, Spring 2011) is now available.

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The Crimes Are Virtual But The Damages Are Real: The World Gathers In Brazil For The Congress On Electronic Crimes And Protection

Recently, our very own Fernando M. Pinguelo was able to sit down with Brazillian Cyber Law Attorney Opice Blum for a discussion on the Congress on Electronic Crimes and Protection.  Below is a partial transcript of their Question-and-Answer session:

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Pinguelo Appears on Fox’s The Strategy Room to Discuss Workplace Internet Abuse

  Bridgewater, NJ (April 23, 2010) – Fernando Pinguelo, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel’s live web show, The Strategy Room, hosted by Kimberly Guilfolye.  Pinguelo was interviewed about today’s headlines featuring internet abuse, including the Security and Exchange Commission Office of Inspector General’s 5-year investigation that revealed SEC employees and contractors visiting porn sites and viewing sexually explicit pictures using government computers. Ms. Guilfoyle’s guests today also included Richard “Bo” Dietl and Dr. Kathryn Smerling. 

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