Wireless Co. Ubiquiti Says Rival Sells Hacking Firmware

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Wireless networking company Ubiquiti Networks Inc. hit rival Cambium Networks Inc. with copyright infringement, fraud and antitrust claims in Illinois federal court over allegations Cambium is selling firmware that hacks Ubiquiti's devices and uses them as a launching point for its wireless service.

Ubiquiti sued Illinois-based Cambium on Tuesday, claiming the company is selling firmware that changes the existing firmware on Ubiquiti's wireless equipment so it exceeds Ubiquiti's transmission thresholds, making it no longer compliant with the Federal Communications Commission's rules.

The 74-page, 15-count complaint brings claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Illinois...

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