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Subject of FBI investigation reveals government concerns about access to federal courts' public PACER system
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was apparently the subject of an FBI investigation for "participating in a project to take the publicly owned US court records from the PACER database (where they were very expensive to access) and put them on the web."


Informants & Alberto Gonzalez: she swallowed the spider to catch the fly
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2009

In August, Albert Gonzalez was indicted for the theft of credit and debit card information from Hartland Payment Systems, the largest known breach of its kind, while awaiting trial for a similar attack against TJX, the second largest known breach of its kind.


Recap browser plug-in makes on-line access to court documents free (almost)
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2009

New tools are emerging that are making it a little cheaper and a little easier to access federal court filings via the judiciary's online PACER system.


U.S. and South Korea targeted in ongoing Denial of Service attacks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA, South Korea
  • July 8 2009

On the 4th of July an organized series of Denial of Service (DOS) attacks were launched against a number of U.S. government websites (including the White House, Treasury Department and the Federal Trade Commission websites), as well as several websites associated with the South Korean government and a handful of corporate targets (the Washington Post and Nasdaq stock exchange).