Public Policy Partner Discusses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Seattle Times | December.17.2013

Public policy partner Rob McKenna recently discussed the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Microsoft’s first lawsuit filed from its new Cybercrime Center with the Seattle Times.

While the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been used commonly in cases involving malware, “there’s a good reason” the law has most likely not been used in stolen software-product key cases before, said McKenna.

“It’s the proof problem — collecting the evidence and documenting that a computer used stolen license keys to gain unauthorized access to Microsoft servers,” said McKenna.