The City of Providence’s website has been hacked and the hacker has posted an ominous message claiming to have control of sensitive data and that the data is for sale.
It is unknown what data, if any, is under the control of the City of Providence, but as three years ago the City of Providence accidentally gave GoLocalProv the Social Security numbers to thousands of retired City Workers.
The message posted reads:
On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit heard argument in Facebook v. Power Ventures, an important case on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). The case considers whether a company violated the CFAA by accessing Facebook accounts with user permission in violation of Facebook’s Terms of Service, even after Facebook sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company and blocked its IP address. And that’s not the only CFAA case the Ninth Circuit recently heard on using shared passwords. A different panel heard argument in United States v. Nosal on a similar question but involving very different facts.