‘Hacker’ convicted by US court despite never hacking


After more than a year of bouncing between appeals courts, the hacking case involving David Nosal has ended with a conviction. Wired reports that Nosal was yesterday found guilty of conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the US — despite the fact he hadn’t personally accessed anyone else’s computer. While Nosal will seek to appeal the decision ahead of sentencing later this year, it’s a high-profile win for the US attorney’s office.

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