Is it wrong to hack back in order to counter hacking attack when you have become a victim? — this has been a long time debate.
While many countries, including the United States, consider hacking back practices as illegal, many security firms and experts believe it as “a terrible idea” and officially “cautions” victims against it, even if they use it as a part of an active defense strategy.
Yes, you heard it right. If I tell you not to visit my website, but you still visit it knowing you are disapproved, you are committing a federal crime, and I have the authority to sue you.
Wait! I haven’t disapproved you yet. Rather I’m making you aware of a new court decision that may trouble you and could have big implications going forward.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security today made public its proposal to implement the controversial Wassenaar Arrangement.
A dump of 10 million sanitized usernames and passwords was released online, sparking debate over its legality in light of proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.