Cyber Crime / Computer Fraud / Hacker Defense / Digital Privacy Advocacy

Marina Medvin to Forbes: Julian Assange Can Expect The Full 5 Years In An American Jail—Here’s Why

Published on Apr 12, 2019 on Forbes.com. Julian Assange Can Expect The Full 5 Years In An American Jail—Here’s Why Thomas Brewster Julian Assange is facing extradition to the U.S., where lawyers predict he’ll be dealt with harshly.Jack Taylor/Getty Images Julian Assange should be prepared not only to be extradited but also to receive the […]

Federal Cyber Crime Defense Attorney Explains Computer Crime & Hacker Charges in the Federal United States District Court in Alexandria Virginia 18 U.S.C. § 1030

Federal Cyber Crime Federal cyber crimes and computer crimes generally consist of cyber attacks and hacking, even Anonymous “hacktivist” activity. Most computer crimes are Federal jurisdiction due to the interstate nature of the hacking activity and server location. Some computer crimes are Federal in nature due to the Federal government owning the target computer, server, […]

WikiLeaks Source Hacking Conspiracy Targeting Senior U.S. Officials, Unauthorized Access to Government Computer Systems & Online Accounts Sentenced to 5 Years

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A 22-year-old young man prosecuted under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for conspiring via private chats and Twitter to gain unauthorized access to United States government computer systems and online accounts belonging to several United States government […]

Forbes Interview with Attorney Marina Medvin – “Feds Want 15 Full Google, Microsoft And Yahoo Email Accounts — Judge Says No Way”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. JUL 18, 2017 @ 08:25 AM Feds Want 15 Full Google, Microsoft And Yahoo Email Accounts — Judge Says No Way Some judges really do stand up for individuals’ online privacy. In Alabama, a court just rejected a government […]

Forbes Interview with Attorney Marina Medvin: “Here’s Why Feds Are Winning The Fight To Grab iPhone Passcodes And Fingerprints”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. DEC 13, 2016 @ 03:50 PM Here’s Why Feds Are Winning The Fight To Grab iPhone Passcodes And Fingerprints by: Thomas Fox-Brewster There’s mounting evidence showing the government is winning in its fight to force citizens to hand over […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “Cops Could Force Unlock Androids By Demanding Owner Says ‘OK Google'”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. NOV 2, 2016 @ 10:30 AM Cops Could Force Unlock Androids By Demanding Owner Says ‘OK Google’ by: Thomas Fox-Brewster With its Pixel smartphone, Google has decided to turn on a smart, seemingly-innocuous feature by default: unlocking via voice. […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “Feds Walk Into A Building. Demand Everyone’s Fingerprints To Open Phones”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. OCT 16, 2016 @ 12:30 PM Feds Walk Into A Building. Demand Everyone’s Fingerprints To Open Phones by: Thomas Fox-Brewster In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that […]

Virginia Teen Accused of Felony Sexting Distribution of Child Pornography Charges Results in Government’s Non-Prosecution

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Attorney representation during an Arlington County / City of Falls Church Police, and concurrent Federal investigation, of teenage “sexting” and distribution of child pornography charges – for teen sending nude photos via mobile devices and computers – resulted in promise from the Government for NO CHARGES to be FILED. […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. MAR 31, 2016 @ 06:00 AM 11,398 VIEWS LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints By: Thomas Fox-Brewster “I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms.” As CEO Tim Cook and the FBI […]

Forbes Interview with Marina Medvin: “FBI Can Use Dead Suspects’ Fingerprints To Open iPhones — It Might Be Cops’ Best Bet”

This article is reposted from FORBES in the same manner as it appears on their site. FEB 18, 2016 @ 09:40 AM 178,647 VIEWS FBI Can Use Dead Suspects’ Fingerprints To Open iPhones — It Might Be Cops’ Best Bet By: Thomas Fox-Brewster ,FORBES STAFF “I cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical […]

Huffington Post Interview with Marina Medvin: “Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders”

The falling story appeared in the Huffington Post and is presented as it appears on their web site: Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders In many states, they don’t have to share the photo to break the law. 09/09/2015 05:15 pm ET | Updated Sep 09, 2015 […]

Keeping a Bawdy Place Charge DROPPED at First Hearing in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor charge under Va Code 18.2-347 for Keeping or Frequenting a Bawdy Place, after related online prostitution advertising investigation, was DISMISSED at the first court date. City of Alexandria General District Court, 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314. § 18.2-347. Keeping, residing in or frequenting a bawdy place; “bawdy […]

ANONYMOUS DDoS Attack Felony DISMISSED, No Jail Time Ordered on Misdemeanor Charge of Conspiracy to Intentionally Cause Damage to a Protected Computer

MEDVIN LAW PLC principal attorney Marina Medvin represented a member of the Anonymous online activist “hactivist” group that was indicted for Felony Conspiracy charges for participation in the DDoS attacks termed as “Operation Payback.” This case has been ongoing since 2010 and has only begun to conclude in 2015. 13 individual Anonymous members were charged […]

Felony Sex Offense in Virginia – Crimes Against Nature Charge Results in NO JAIL TIME

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 6 Felony Attempted Crimes Against Nature charge for attempted bestiality resulted in a probation sentence, with no active jail time. § 18.2-361. Crimes against nature; penalty. A. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the […]

FBI 10 Most Wanted Tobechi Onwuhara will serve Fewer than 5 Years for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering & Computer Fraud in Alexandria Virginia

Attorney’s Case Result for the Federal Courthouse in Alexandria in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Client Tobechi Onwuhara was placed on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List for Cyber Crime for a number of years. He was indicted for 14 various Federal felonies. After a reduction of […]

High-Profile Federal Wire Fraud & Money Laundering Conspiracy Case in Alexandria Sentenced BELOW Guidelines

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Client was charged with Federal Wire Fraud (18 USC 1343) and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 USC 1956), which carried a sentencing guidelines range of 41 to 51 months of incarceration. The United States Attorney argued for 48 months of incarceration. The final judgement resulted in a sentence of only 18 months […]