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

    … for whistleblowers are based on a percentage of what the government collects. The law caps awards at $1.6 million. The OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve and FDIC) all impose cybersecurity rules on banks. Those with lax security or who violate those regulations and put depositors at risk may be liable. That means cash awards may…

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  • DOJ, Banking Whistleblower Awards for Cybersecurity

    … of dollars in value overnight when a hacker gets customer information. The $101 million cyberhack of Bangladesh Bank was big news but the hack of Sony Corporation caused its PlayStation network to be shut down for 2 months and cost the company an estimated $170 million and untold reputational damage. Target says the data breach they suffered cost…

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  • Texas Computer Crimes: Laws and Regulations

    … Texas Computer Crimes: Laws and Regulations Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes July 20, 2016 Texas Laws on Computer Crimes Nearly everyone uses a computer at some point during their day. These high-tech machines have become indispensable for work, recreation and school. When we’re not using a computer or laptop, we’re often browsing…

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  • Swiss Convict Tax Whistleblower in Absentia

    … a video link. He was scheduled to come to Miami and meet with several whistleblower lawyers but was afraid to leave France. We had to settle for a video conference. Falciani was staying in France to avoid arrest by Swiss authorities. Because he holds both French and Italian citizenship, he cannot be extradited from those countries. Despite Falciani…

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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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  • 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…

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