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Jay Leiderman quoted in the Daily Dot 25 August 2016.  Jay is a frequent commentator in various forms of media.  He is regarded as an expert in the computer fraud and abuse act (CFAA) codified at 18 USC 1030.

Here’s how much prison time the Leslie Jones hackers could face if they’re caught (Jay Leiderman quoted)
Dell Cameron — Aug 25 at 2:38PM | Last updated Aug 25 at 2:38PM

Jay Leiderman quoted

Comedian Leslie Jones starred in the remake of Ghostbusters and is part of the Saturday Night Live cast. She has been the target of a lot of racial hate and trolling in recent months and now her website has been hacked.

Jay Leiderman quoted: Here, Jay gives an opinion as to what charges hackers might face if they are arrested and convicted of hacking SNL/Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.  Some pertinent quotes:

Jay Leiderman, a California-based attorney known as the “hacktivist advocate” for his work defending online activists, told the Daily Dot that, if caught, the criminal hackers could “theoretically” face more than 30 years in prison.

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“Whomever did the hack could likely have liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” said Leiderman, who also worked on one of the Celebgate cases, which involved the theft and unauthorized publication of hundreds of celebrity nude photos.

If this can be construed as a hate crime, the punishment will be increased by one year

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Since Jones’ private information was among the data stolen, the government may also pursue identity theft charges—which, according to Leiderman, “carries a two-year mandatory minimum and 15-year maximum because one of the documents involved is a US passport.”

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“If this can be construed as a hate crime, the punishment will be increased by one year,” the lawyer added, emphasizing his assessment was based on a cursory review of publicly available details.

Read the full story here.

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“Hacktivist’s Advocate” and California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist Jay Leiderman

 

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