Friday, January 25, 2019

Digital Vigilantes - if your file's are stolen by hackers, why is it illegal to steal them back?

The story of Shawn Carpenter, a Sandia employee, "hacking back" is remarkable - finding F-22 Raptor and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter blueprints, and eventually linking the hackers using a gateway in Guangdong, China. All as a "citizen" hacker.

The article provides a measured view of the pros and cons of fighting back. As usual, it's a complex situation but hopefully some improvements are on the way.

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