Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Court Rules Sending Too Many Emails Is "Hacking"

Posted by samzenpus  
from the if-you-send-it-more-than-twice-your-hacking-it dept.
An anonymous reader writes"An appeals court has ruled that having people send a company a lot of emails (in this case, a union protesting a company's business practices) qualifies as hacking under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act. We're not even talking about a true DDoS action here, but just a bunch of protest emails. Part of the problem is that the company apparently set up their email to only hold a small number of emails in their inbox, and the court seems to think the union should take the blame for stuffing those inboxes."

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