Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NEWS: NSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hacking via OSINT-X Newswires

Businesses, under siege from hackers looking to steal sensitive information, increasingly want to take matters into their own hands. But the head of the National Security Agency is warning them not to become hackers themselves.

"Be very careful about going down that road," Adm. Michael Rogers, the NSA director, said Tuesday at a cybersecurity event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "As a nonlawyer, I would tell you, wow, think about the legal implications of this."

Some business groups are tired of focusing only on defensive measures as hackers breach their systems. They want to retaliate and damage the hackers' computer systems.

Advocates of "hacking back" say that punishing attackers can be an effective tool for a company to protect itself.


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