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'Aaron's Law' back in Congress to bring "long overdue" fix of US hacking law


The proposed overhaul of the infamous Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would focus penalties on malicious computer crime.

MIT sites defaced in lead-up to anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death


The anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz has been commemorated with an attack on the institution from which he siphoned documents.

Hackers play Asteroids on US government websites


To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.

"Aaron's Law" would partly de-fang Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

"Aaron's Law" would partly de-fang Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Rep. Zoe Lofgren on Tuesday night proposed legislation that would dial back the ferocity of the charges that were used against internet activist Aaron Swartz, who died last week.

Anonymous avenges Aaron Swartz - MIT and DoJ websites allegedly hacked

Anonymous is reported to have downed the website of the Massachussets Institute of Technology.

MIT's network is where internet activist Aaron Swartz was charged with leeching millions of academic articles back in 2011. Tragically, Swartz killed himsef last week.

Harvard Ethics youngster charged with massive online theft

Harvard Ethics youngster charged with massive on-line theft

A 24-year-old, described as a researcher at Harvard University's Center for Ethics, has been arrested in Massachusetts, USA, on a raft of computer crime charges.

The charge-sheet is curiously reminiscent of a hacker movie.