Verizon Must Provide Hospital Hacker Info: NJ Appeals Court

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday ordered Verizon Communications to reveal the identity of those tied to Internet Protocol addresses allegedly used to unlawfully access a hospital's website and post defamatory messages, ruling that hackers that infiltrate corporate servers cannot hide behind their IP addresses.

In a published opinion reversing the quashing of a subpoena served on Verizon by Warren Hospital, a three-judge panel ruled that the trial court had erred in protecting the anonymity of the alleged hackers by too strictly applying a four-part...
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