Computer Hacking

02/20/2008

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) turned to Larkin Hoffman after the ISP had been the target of a penetration by a computer hacker who had gained access to the ISP’s internal domain structure and shared the information by posting it on the Internet and providing the information to a competing ISP. The Larkin Hoffman team, led by Chris Harristhal, secured a judgment for the client under a state computer crime law and trespass theory. The judgment included an award of actual damages, attorneys’ fees, permanent injunctive relief, $50,000 in punitive damages and sanctions of $10,000 flowing from the defendant’s violation of a preliminary injunction. Larkin Hoffman attorneys Michael Fleming, James Quinn, Dan Ballintine and Sejal Winkelman also contributed to the case.