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The RaidForums Takedown

  • April 15, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

An online marketplace for trafficking in hacked data was seized this week following a global investigation that resulted in the takedown of the RaidForums website. The alleged chief administrator has been charged with conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity…

Cybersecurity and the Dark Art of the Possible

  • March 31, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The United States Department of Justice has unsealed two historical indictments charging four Russian nationals with conducting computer intrusions, in two separate conspiracies, that targeted the international energy sector between 2012 and 2018. The worldwide hacking campaigns were carried out…

Geofence Warrants and Google’s Sensorvault

  • March 15, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The cellphone dragnet called a geofence warrant harvests the location history generated by users of electronic devices that is stored by Google in a vast repository known as Sensorvault. Access to the storehouse by law enforcement continues to generate controversy…

Social Media and the New Cyberwar

  • February 28, 2022
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an opportunity for social media giants to rehabilitate their reputations tarnished by invasive surveillance practices, the relentless harvesting of personal data and a collective indifference to social responsibility. Now seizing the chance to gain…

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