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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


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


“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


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


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


OPM Data Breach Class Action

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


Rafatnejad, Gholamreza et al

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


Sahurovs, Peter and Maslabjeva, Marina

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


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


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 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


Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao, and Xia Lei

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