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Top 5 legal developments


  • Gary McKinnon stays in U.K.

    Accused of hacking computers belonging to NASA and the U.S. military, British courts concluded that the 46-year-old would not face extradition to the United States following his 2002 arrest.

  • Microsoft closes Kelihos case

    The computing giant reached a confidential settlement in October with Andrey Sabelnikov, the Russian software programmer named in January as a defendant in the botnet case.

  • Google shells out $22.5 million

    The search giant was ordered to pay a record fine after being charged by the Federal Trade Commission with misleading consumers by breaking Apple

  • FTC sues Wyndham

    After suffering three credit card breaches, which led to the exposure of hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and fraudulent charges, the FTC sued the major hotel chain.

  • Alaska DHSS settles for $1.7 million

    After criminals stole a portable USB hard drive containing sensitive data belonging to Medicaid beneficiaries, Alaska

From Microsoft closing the infamous Kelihos case, to courts concluding that Gary McKinnon would not be extradited.