Law and Order
Fortinet, one of the biggest computer security vendors, is suing rival Sophos alleging it poached senior staff in breach of an agreement signed when a Fortinet executive jumped ship to Sophos earlier this year.
At the center of the case, filed on Monday in federal court in San Jose, California, is the departure of Michael Valentine , a top sales executive at Fortinet. He left the company in February this year for a similar job at Sophos.
A pension investment group has sued IBM, claiming that the company failed to warn investors that sales in China would slow dramatically following revelations that IBM was helping the U.S. National Security Agency spy on the Chinese.
A federal judge in Washington ruled on Monday that the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records by the National Security Agency is likely to violate the US constitution, in the most significant legal setback for the agency since the publication of the first surveillance disclosures by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The networking giant and video conferencing equipment provider loses its case against Microsoft after European judges determine that snapping up Skype doesn't stifle competition.
Microsoft scored a legal victory in Europe after judges in Luxembourg's General Court ruled against Cisco's challenge to the software giant's 2011 acquisition of Skype.
Thirteen people recently pled guilty to charges related to their involvement in DDoS attacks against PayPal in December 2010. The attacks were launched in response to PayPal's refusal to accept donations for WikiLeaks (h/t The Register).
The 13 are Christopher Wayne Cooper, Joshua John Covelli, Keith Wilson Downey, Mercedes Renee Haefer, Donald Husband, Vincent Charles Kershaw, Ethan Miles, James C. Murphy, Drew Alan Phillips, Jeffrey Puglisi, Daniel Sullivan, Tracy Ann Valenzuela and Christopher Quang Vo.