Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick




Russia Charges FBI Agent With Hacking

from the this-one's-for-dmitry... dept

As if we didn't have enough cross-border internet legal issues to deal with, now the Russians are charging an American FBI agent with hacking for the methods he used to capture evidence against some Russian hackers. The original case is fairly well known, where the FBI tricked the Russian hackers into coming into the US and "applying" for a job at a fake company. They recorded their keystrokes and used them to access data held on computers in Russia to get their evidence. So, now, the Russians are saying that the FBI agent broke Russian hacking laws to obtain the data.

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