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Strike Back At Hackers? Get A Lawyer
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PJS880
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7/27/2012 | 7:23:14 PM
re: Strike Back At Hackers? Get A Lawyer
A great piece of advice, always get a legal opinion if what you are doing is questionable. I am sure hack back started because some companies IT department got back at some one who penetrated their system. I like the idea giving them a taste of their own medicine. Also it does have the potential to get nasty fats if both parties involved are trying to one up the other. On the part of the business that would be very unprofessional to get in a shouting match. The professional way would be to seek the advice of a lawyer so that you know exactly what your limitations are as a business. I can also see some good in this; say someone penetrates your companies system and the IT department does not find out about it till after the fact. Hacking back could actually entice the hacker to return and therefore giving the company the second chance at identifying the infiltrator. Has anyoneGs company actually done a hack back and had positive legal results form it?

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