In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning.
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  • Wells Fargo, PNC Hit with Huge Fines for Cybersecurity Lapses

    … major banks, PNC Capital Markets ($500,000) and Wells Fargo ($5.5 million). The SEC and FINRA police securities brokerage firms. Both agencies have made cybersecurity a regulatory priority. On December 21st, FINRA announced fines against several major brokerage firms including four firms associated with two major banks. PNC Capital Markets…

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  • DOJ, Banking Whistleblower Awards for Cybersecurity

    … of Bangladesh?? The New York Federal Reserve Bank was the point of entry for the wire transfer requests that resulted in the huge losses. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, (OCC), Federal Reserve Board, and FDIC have all been busy working on cybersecurity initiatives, Regulators want to protect depositor’s funds and maintain faith…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Texas Computer Crimes: Laws and Regulations

    … crime can have serious consequences. For example, a conviction for Breach of Computer Security can be prosecuted as a Class C misdemeanor up to a first degree felony. This can lead to punishments ranging from a $500 fine to more than 20 years in prison. Online harassment is a Class B misdemeanor and accessing child pornography can lead to felony…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 readers -
  • Swiss Convict Tax Whistleblower in Absentia

    … remaining in France, a federal court in Switzerland convicted him late last year of industrial espionage. His crime? Being a tax whistleblower. Falciani once worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva. As an IT expert, he had wide access to HSBC’s customer accounts. In 2008, he took over 100,000 accounts and gave the information to the French…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
  • Computer Crimes: Is All Hacking Equally Bad?

    … Computer Crimes: Is All Hacking Equally Bad? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes, White Collar Crimes September 30, 2015 Computer Crimes and Hacking in Texas Nearly everyone who uses a computer to access the Internet has heard of hackers. These computer experts use their technical skills to bypass security measures and gain access…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 39 readers -
  • Jeeps (Fiat) Vulnerable Wireless Hacking – How Secure Is Your Car?

    … vulnerable these features make us to cyber hackers – at least with certain makes and models. With the right software, hackers can turn on your car stereo, disable your brakes and control the speed of your car from anywhere in the world. That’s great news, is it not? The discovery is linked, in part, to the work of Charlie Miller, a security…

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  • SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tips

    … SIFMA Unveils Cyber Securities Tips Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:19 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A single security breach can have detrimental effects on a small advisory firm. Small firms often face more difficulty as they lack resources or technical expertise to implement a sound defense system. Luckily…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 8 readers -
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