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A gentler way to hack back

Taylor Armerding | Aug. 9, 2016
A father-son team argues that hacking back doesn’t have to lead to the cyber equivalent of World War III – if it’s done by professionals and doesn’t attempt to corrupt or destroy anyone’s networks

He agreed that government should do more to deal with cyber crime, but said he still believes that, as is the case with other types of crime, private citizens can’t take the law into their own hands.

“If I found evidence that a specific person broke into my house yesterday, am I able to go to that individual’s place of residence and take action? No. I must engage the relevant law enforcement agency,” he said.


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