Firedoglake highlights the moment in Jack Dorsey's recent 60 Minutes profile at which the Twitter co-founder effectively copped to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
According to some in the US gov, this makes the affable entrepreneur "a greater threat to America than Al-Qaeda."
JACK DORSEY: I found a way into the website, I found a security hole. And –
LARA LOGAN: Is that the same thing as hacking?
JACK DORSEY: It’s uh, yes.
As noted in recent Boing Boing posts, CFAA is the wrong-headed, hacker-panic law involved in the cases of both the late Aaron Swartz and Andrew “Weev” Aurenheimer, who just got 3 years in prison for exposing an AT&T security hole.
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Mark Di Stefano of the Financial Times is accused by The Independent of accessing private Zoom meetings held by The Independent and The Evening Standard as journalists were learning how coronavirus restrictions would affect them.
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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