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14
Feb
2017

There’s a really interesting paper from George Washington University on hacking back: “Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats.” I’ve never been a fan of hacking back. There’s a reason we no longer issue letters of marque or allow private entities to commit crimes, and hacking back is a […]

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The right to hack back has been debated for many years. It is quite clear today that such an action would be illegal. However, there are increasing grey areas where it already happens. Four years ago the Dutch police took over a Bredolab C&C server and used it to deliver warning messages to users infected […]

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