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Understanding the Risks Associated with the Use of Virtual Currencies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory warning about the risks of virtual currencies, also referred to as “digital currencies,” such as Bitcoin. The potential risks include the threat of hacking and scams, volatile exchange rates, unclear costs, and the risk that companies offering virtual currencies may not offer help or refunds for lost or stolen funds.   Read More ›

First-Time Criminal Charges Are Filed by DOJ Against Known Chinese Military State Hackers for Cyber Espionage

On May 19, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania unsealed a 31-count indictment charging five officers in the Chinese Army with crimes including conspiracy, aggravated identity theft, economic espionage, and trade secret theft. While most experts consider the chances of the five officers standing trial in the United States to be slim to none, the indictment does signal a high-profile escalation of DOJ efforts to combat hacking, cyber theft, and cyber espionage.    Read More ›