Is a Good Offense the Best Defense Against Hackers?

Destruction, loss of data, intellectual property theft, fraud, embezzlement, disruption to business, restoration—globally, the costs of dealing with hacking are staggering. Yet under US law, it’s illegal to attack the hackers back.

In February, a Georgia Republican introduced a bill to Congress to give legal protection to hacking victims who “hack back” at attackers. The law is continuing to wend its way through the legislative process and might just end up (in some form) as a real a law. That’s right: you could hit the bad guys back — and hard.

Read to what extent “hacking back” could actually benefit companies if it would be legalized on DarkReading.

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