But more to the point, even if those actions were damaging or malicious, they don’t sound like the sort of misbehavior that should be addressed with a hacking law, says Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Instead, it sounds like the sort of employer-employee business dispute that’s usually solved with a civil lawsuit. “What this guy was alleged to have done was awful and he shouldn’t have done it, and he should be held accountable with civil law, and he should pay a price in money if what he did cost money,” Cardozo says. “Ten years in prison is insane.”

Friday, June 3, 2016