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

    … or other government data, or the loss of operationally critical support capabilities, which could directly impact national security.” How will the government know if a private contractor was hacked or has inadequate data security? Enter the whistleblower. If hackers and identity theft are becoming one of the most important law enforcement concerns…

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  • Texas Computer Crimes: Laws and Regulations

    …, computer system or computer network without the consent of the owner Gain such access in order to commit fraud or do harm You don’t have to be an expert hacker to violate this law. In fact, a person can be charged with breach of computer security for simply using another person’s online accounts. For example, Mark walks into his roommate’s room…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 20 readers -
  • Swiss Convict Tax Whistleblower in Absentia

    … government. Unlike typical hacker who sell stolen account information to fraudsters on the black market, Falciani’s buyer was the government. In recent years there has been a huge push to combat tax evasion using foreign bank accounts. The United States leads that push and regularly prosecutes U.S. taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts. Having…

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  • 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…

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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…

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