The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back

American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits. But can they do so without breaking the law?

Any form of hacking is a federal crime. In 1986, Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibits anyone from “knowingly” accessing a computer “without authorization.”

Source: The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back | The New Yorker

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