Reporters sued as 'hackers' for finding a security hole with Google
Source: Wired UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Wireless Security Call it security through absurdity: a pair of telecom firms have branded reporters for Scripps News as "hackers" after they discovered the personal data of over 170,000 customers -- including social security numbers and other identifying data that could be used for identity theft -- sitting on a publicly accessible server. While the reporters claim to have discovered the data with a simple Google search, the firms' lawyer claims they used "automated" means to gain access to the company's confidential data and that in doing so the reporters violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act with their l33t hacker skills.

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