Thursday, March 22, 2012

Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report: March 2012 - Hacking Lawsuits

The facts are unproven allegations of the Plaintiff and all commentary is based upon the allegations, the truthfulness and accuracy of which are likely in dispute.

FILED: 2/28/2012

Whenever an employee or contractor is no longer providing service to your company you need to change all passwords so there can be no further unauthorized access.

The Plaintiff is an Internet technology and software provider located in Moldova. Defendant Demcenko is alleged to have formed a Virginia corporation in the name of the Plaintiff and held itself out as a branch or affiliate of the Plaintiff, all without Plaintiff’s knowledge. Defendant Demcenko is alleged to have accessed the Plaintiff’s domain name registrant account and misappropriated several important domain names owned by the Plaintiff.

Allegations in the lawsuit include cybersquatting, breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty, false designation of origin, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, conversion, tortious interference with contractual relations, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, and unfair competition. The Plaintiff’s prayer for relief requests that the Court issue temporary and permanent injunctive relief from further infringement, the transfer of all infringing domain names, the award of actual, consequential, and statutory damages, Defendants to disgorge all ill-gotten gains, the payment of attorneys’ fees and costs, and all other relief as the Court deems just and proper. Traverse Internet Law Federal Court Report Cross-Reference Number 1549.