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Cyber Brief: Key Cyber-related Court Cases

Published: Apr 4, 2018

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Cyber Brief: Key Cyber-related Court Cases

The Cyber Vault has gathered below a compendium of basic documents from certain key cyber-related court cases. Court documents are often crucial to understanding the judicial history of legal quandaries related to internet technology as well as how the United States investigates and prosecutes cyber-enabled crime and espionage. 

The list is in alphabetical order by defendant.  We encourage users to suggest additional cases or to provide relevant documents.

 

Ajily, Mohammed Saeed and Rezakhah, Mohammed Reza

April 21, 2016
Superseding Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont


Apple

February 1, 2016
Affidavit of Special Agent Matthew C Knight, Application and Order Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Associated Press, Gannett Satellite Information, and Vice Media LLV v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

September 16, 2016
Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

September 30, 2017
Memorandum Opinion in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Boggs, Andrew Otto and Liverman, Justin Gray

September 2, 2016
Affidavit in Support of Criminal Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division


Bonthu, Sudhakar Reddy

June 28, 2018
Complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


Cruz-Zamora, Omar

June 4, 2018
Memorandum Order in the United States District Court of Kansas


Das, Mittesh

April 5, 2016
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


Democratic National Committee v. the Russian Federation et al.

April 20, 2018
Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Dokuchaev, Dmitry; Sushchin, Igor; Belan, Alexsey; Baratov, Karim

February 28, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California


Dreamhost LLC

August 18, 2017
Non-Party Dreamhost, LLC’s Response in Opposition to United States’ Motion for Dreamhost to Show Cause in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia


EPIC v. ODNI

June 26, 2017
Motion for Summary Judgment, Defendant’s Statement of Material Facts as to which there is no Genuine Issue, Defendant’s Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgement in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

June 26, 2017
Declaration of Edward Gistaro, Deputy Directore of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Fathi, Ahmad (et al.)

March 24, 2016
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Federal Election Commission

November 23, 2016
Memorandum Opinion in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


FIN7

July 27, 2018
United States District Court for the Western Washington District at Seattle, "United States of America v. Dmytro Valerievich Fedorov, aka hotdima, superseding indictment"

July 27, 2018
United States District Court for the Western Washington District at Seattle, "United States of America v. Fedir Oleksiyovych Hladyr, superseding indictment"

July 27, 2018
United States District Court for the Western Washington District at Seattle, "United States of America v. Andrii Kolpakov, superseding indictment"


“Flux” and “Flux 2”

November 28, 2016
Declaration of Special Agent Aaron O. Francis in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Hutchins, Marcus

July 11, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

August 4, 2017
Continued Initial Appearance in Rule 5(c)(3) Proceeding in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas Division


Iat hong, Bo Zheng, and Chin Hung

October 13, 2016
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Internet Research Agency LLC et al

February 16, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Jahanrakhshan, Kamyar

July 29, 2016
Criminal Complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division


Kaspersky Lab, Inc. and Kaspersky Labs Limited v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security

December 18, 2017
Complaint
In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Originally contributed by Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes

February 5, 2018
Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Application for a Preliminary Injunction
In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Originally contributed by Matt Kahn, The Lawfare Institute

February 12, 2018
Reply Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Application for a Preliminary Injunction
In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Originally contributed by Matt Kahn, The Lawfare Institute


Kemp, Brian

September 15, 2017
Second Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


Khusyaynova, Elena Alekseevna

September 28, 2018
Criminal Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


Levashov, Peter Yuryevich (a/k/a “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa,” and “Sergey Astakhov”)

April 4, 2017
Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska

April 20, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

March 30, 2018
Application for a Search Warrant in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska


Love, Lauri

September 16, 2016
Application for Extradition in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court


Martin, Harold T.

February 8, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland


Mesri, Behzad

November 8, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America

July 14, 2016
Decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

October 13, 2016
Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

June 23, 2017
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States


Mohamud, Mohamed Osman

August 9, 2017
Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Democracy & Technology, and New America's Open Technology Institute in Support of Petitioner in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Morenets, Aleksei Sergeyevich; Serebriakov, Evgenii Mikhaylovich; Yermakov, Ivan Sergeyevich; Malyshev, Artem Andreyevich; Badin, Dmitriy Sergeyevich; Sotnikov, Oleg Mikhaloyvich; Minin, Alexey Valerevich

October 4, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

October 4, 2018
Exhibits A-G in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Netyksho, Viktor Borisovich (et al)

July 13, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Ngia Hoang Pho

October 11, 2017
Plea Agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

November 29, 2017
Information in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

March 5, 2018
Letter to the Honorable George L. Russell, III in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland


OPM Data Breach Class Action

September 19, 2017
Memorandum Opinion in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

December 5, 2017
Brief of Former National Security and Technology Officials as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Ralsky, Alan M.; Bradley, Scott K.; Devenow, Judy M.; Bown, John S.; Neil, William C.; Neil, Anki K.; Bragg, James E.; Fite, James E.; Severa, Peter; How Wai John Hui; Tribble, Francis A. “Frankie”

December 14, 2007
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Rafatnejad, Gholamreza et al

March 23, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Safoo, Ashraf al (a/k/a Abu Al’-Abbas Al-Iraqi, Abu Shanab, and Abbusi)

October 16, 2018
Criminal Complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Sahurovs, Peter and Maslabjeva, Marina

May 17, 2011
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota


Salahi, Mohammedou Ould v. Barack H. Obama

April 9, 2010
Memorandum Order in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Savandi, Faramarz, and Mansouri, Mohammad Mehdi Shah

November 26, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Schulte, Joshua Adam

January 8, 2018
Transcript of Proceedings in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

June 18, 2018
Superseding Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Seleznev, Roman

March 16, 2011
Superseding Indictment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle

April 14, 2017
Sentencing Memorandum in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle


Shahnaz, Zoobia

December 13, 2017
Indictment in the Eastern District of New York.


Tyurin, Andrei (a/k/a “Andrei Tiurin”)

January 22, 2017
Superseding Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


Ulbricht, Ross – also “Dread Pirate Roberts” and “Silk Road”

September 5, 2014
Declaration of Christopher Tarbell in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

October 1, 2014
Declaration of Joshua J Horowitz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

May 31, 2017
Brief for Defendant-Appellant in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


United Microelectrics Corporation, et al.

September 27, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California


United States of America v. Ardit Ferizi

Ardit Ferizi, a.k.a. Th3Dir3ctorY, was a citizen of Kosovo on trial for providing support to ISIL and for related crimes involving computer information.

October 6, 2015
Criminal Complaint – Final
In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Originally contributed by Joe Davidson, Washington Post

September 16, 2016
Indictment
In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia<
Originally contributed by Joseph Cox, Independent Journalist

September 16, 2016
Position of the United States with Respect to Sentencing
In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Originally contributed by Joseph Cox, Independent Journalist

September 16, 2016
Defendant’s Reply to Government’s Position on Sentencing Factors and Response to Defendant’s Exhibit 1
In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Originally contributed by Joseph Cox, Independent Journalist


Vinnik, Alexander

January 17, 2017
Superseding Indictment, Arrest Warrant, and Motion to Seal in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California


Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Huang Zhenyu, and Gu Chunhui

May 1, 2014
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Winner, Reality

June 3, 2017
Application for a Search Warrant in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

June 5, 2017
Affidavit of Special Agent Justin C. Garrick in Support of an Application for an Arrest Warrant in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

June 7, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

September 29, 2017
Verbatim Transcription of the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

September 29, 2017
Detention Hearing before the Honorable Brian K. Epps in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

August 14, 2018
Government’s Sentencing Memorandum in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia


Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao, and Xia Lei

September 13, 2017
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


Xu Yanjun

March 21, 2018
Criminal Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

April 4, 2018
Indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


Yahoo! Incorporated Class Action

October 22, 2018
Settlement Agreement and Release in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California