The arguments about the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act focused on the statute’s text and purpose—and some interesting hypotheticals.
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Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers and Recruits in Commercial Hacking Conspiracy
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment in the Southern District of California charging 10 defendants, including Chinese intelligence officers and their recruits, in two conspiracies to steal sensitive commercial aerospace information and technology from American companies in violation of provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full indictment is below.
Robert Dietz has an op-ed in the Washington Times today in which he argues that the US Government needs the legal authority to “hack back” to attribute the party responsible for a cyberattack against the United States.
The op-ed cites the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as one of the legal impediments to such action. Dietz writes: