Hacking

  • computers small

    Biglaw, Screw-Ups, Technology

    Law Firm Website Weirdness: What’s Going On?

    Why are so many major law firms’ websites on the fritz this morning?

    15 Comments / / Oct 4, 2012 at 12:06 PM
  • Courtney-Love

    Celebrities, Forgery, Music, Technology

    Courtney Love Litigation Potpourri

    Who is Courtney Love fighting this time?

    12 Comments / / Jul 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM
  • Now this is a radical nun.

    Education / Schools, Insider Trading, Law Revue, Law Revue Video Contest, Non-Sequiturs, Religion, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.19.12

    * In America, secret agents drive awesome spy cars. In Soviet Russia, awesome cars spy on you. Actually, cars spy on Americans, too. [Not so Private Parts/Forbes]

    * An accused inside trader used his ill-gotten gains to buy a jet, four houses, and an island help the homeless. The government is still prosecuting him. Sir, with all due respect, you are doing it wrong. [Dealbreaker]

    * The Vatican is going to crack down on radical nuns. I can’t even think of a good joke because radical and nun so obviously don’t belong in the same sentence. Unless you’re having some sort of nun surfing contest and the Mother Superior catches a really sick wave. [BBC News]

    * I frequently get upset with schools that punish students too quickly and harshly for relative nonissues. But hacking into the school attendance system and “selling” absences — yeah, that’s probably not okay. [Bay Citizen]

    * Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance the law firms, and then the law schools go out… and the corporations sit there in their… in their corporation buildings, and… and, and see, they’re all corporation-y… and they make money… Matt Damon! [Centre Daily]

    * Don’t forget to vote for your favorite ATL Law Revue entry. Also, tune in tomorrow to see our picks for honorable mention. [Above the Law]

    13 Comments / / Apr 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Nooooooooo!

    Animal Law, Food, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.18.12

    * I will never feel bad about making a typo ever again. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Hey law school students, get your hack on! [Huffington Post]

    * Ann Romney doesn’t want to hear it, but there is a difference between working and working a paying job. [The Careerist]

    * Should lawyers try journalism? I mean, sure. The job market in the industry is similarly crummy, and journalists make way less money than everyone except baristas and document reviewers. But it is a fun time, and it seems like most lawyers were journalism majors anyway. Go for it… [ Law and More]

    * The Romney camp drops a bomb: Obama had a dog as a kid. Oh, wait. I misread that. Obama ate dog as a kid. Clearly, people who didn’t have the moral fortitude at six years old to reject the food their parents gave them are unfit to be president. [New York Post]

    * Man, the presidential race is just at an apex of intellectualism today. Voters in Iowa just received a fundraising letter from Rick Santorum (who dropped out of the race, in case you just got out of prison), in which he wrote that Mitt Romney “truly frightens” him. Congratulations Rick, now you know how the rest of us felt about you. [ABC News]

    * If you haven’t reserved your .xxx domain name yet, there is still time. They ain’t cheap, but I’m pretty sure ElieMystal.xxx is still available. Hell, who am I kidding. BikeDudeRomance.xxx probably is too. [Law Technology News]

    14 Comments / / Apr 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM
  • George Hotz

    Crime, Drugs, Immigration, Marijuana, Technology, Texas

    Famed Hacker Arrested for Pot Possession En Route To SXSW

    Last week, the hacker who became famous as the first person to “jailbreak” an iPhone was booked and charged with felony marijuana possession, police in Sierra Blanca, Texas, told Above the Law. Let’s learn more about George Hotz, his brush with Texas justice, and the legally questionable drug-busting strategy employed by local law enforcement in Sierra Blanca…

    64 Comments / / Mar 14, 2012 at 3:51 PM
  • Barack Obama, Celebrities, Election 2012, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Rod Blagojevich, Sentencing Law, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.07.11

    * Rod Blagojevich is sentenced to 14 years but his hair will be out in seven if it behaves. [Sentencing Law and Policy] * Jerry Sandusky was re-arrested. This dude needs to be put in the Hannibal Lecter cell. Can’t you hear this guy saying, “A pizza boy tried to deliver to my house once. […]

    7 Comments / / Dec 7, 2011 at 5:41 PM
  • Letter from London, Media and Journalism, Privacy, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: ‘Privacy Is For Paedos’

    “Privacy is for paedos,” announced tabloid journalist Paul McMullan, formerly of Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct British tabloid News of the World, while speaking last week at an enquiry set up in response to this summer’s phone hacking scandal. Firmly unapologetic for having harassed celebrities via an impressive range of mediums, McMullan continued: “Fundamentally, no one […]

    6 Comments / / Dec 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM
  • Email Scandals, Facebook, Google / Search Engines, Screw-Ups, Technology

    You Are Your Company’s Biggest Security Risk

    I write about hacking and data security periodically, even though sometimes I get the feeling legal professionals try hard not to think about the subjects. But the stories in this realm bear repeating. Corporate data security is a real concern for many, many corporate attorneys, and especially in-house counsel. Data security problems used to stem […]

    13 Comments / / Oct 5, 2011 at 10:20 AM
  • Bad Ideas, Crime, Cyberlaw, Free Speech, Police, Technology

    San Francisco Subway Shuts Off Cell Service, Hackers Get Angry

    I rode BART into San Francisco on Monday for dinner. As our train approached the Embarcadero station, the driver came on the intercom. “We aren’t stopping at this station. Don’t want to drop you in the middle of a protest.” So my roommate and I got off a block later and backtracked. We encountered a […]

    29 Comments / / Aug 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM
  • Cyberlaw, Privacy, Screw-Ups, Technology

    Hackers Probably Stole Your Email Address Last Weekend

    Raise your hand if you are a JPMorgan Chase customer. Now raise your hand if you’ve shopped at Best Buy. How about Citibank, Target or Walgreens? Has everybody in the world raised their hands yet? Congratulations — your email address may have been stolen. There was a data breach at Epsilon, a Texas-based marketing firm, […]

    16 Comments / / Apr 8, 2011 at 1:24 PM