At a glance.
- US Supreme Court will begin remote work.
- CISA guidelines assume the force of local law.
- Crackdown on booter services in the Netherlands.
Supremes go remote.
The US Supreme Court, in an unusual move for the top end of what's regarded as the least tech-fashion-forward branch of the United States Government, has decided it will use teleconferencing to hear oral arguments next month. Law360 doesn't say which teleconferencing service they'll use, but they do say that the decision to hear oral arguments in this unusual fashion was driven (of course) by the current state of emergency produced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advisory guidance assumes the force of law, locally if not Federally.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has over the last two months issued several advisory documents that outline recommendations for maintaining secure and reliable infrastructure under conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. They cover such matters as what jobs should be considered essential during times of emergency. Local jurisdictions, as they look for ways of controlling the spread of the coronavirus, have increasingly begun to adopt and enforce those guidelines as mandatory, the News-Press reports.
Netherlands police crack down on booter services.
HackRead reports that Dutch police have taken down fifteen DDoS-for-hire services. And in addition to knocking the booters offline, police in the Netherlands have made at least one arrest: a nineteen-year-old man was arrested on charges related to a distributed denial-of-service attack that knocked out two Dutch government websites for several hours on March 19th.