Michael S. Pascazi, Esq., recently secured on behalf of his clients the settlement of two cyber / e-mail hacking cases brought in U.S. District Court. The primary causes of action pled were violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the federal Stored Communications Act. Both statutes are Title 18 Criminal Statutes which also have a civil component, allowing an aggrieved person to sue for money damages. The statutes are quite powerful, allowing for punitive damages, and the recovery of attorneys’ fees by a prevailing plaintiff.
Computer and e-mail hacking, as well as allegations of such hacking, are becoming more and more commonplace as the use of tablets and smart-phones around the world grows exponentially. The type of hacking covered by the statutes does not have to be performed by some rogue individual located half way around the world but rather it could be nothing more than the unauthorized use of a password to unlawfully access a victim’s e-mail account.
Should you, a loved one or a friend become the victim of computer or e-mail hacking or be wrongfully accused of such hacking, seek competent legal advice as soon as possible. Attorney Pascazi would also like to hear about it. Pascazi Law Offices PLLC represents both plaintiffs and defendants in such cases.