New Bill Would Make it Legal to Hack Back Hackers

Episode 1430 (05:44)

Hacker

A new bill being proposed would allow computer users to hack back any hackers that strike them. This will give them the ability to destroy any data stolen from them, as well as giving a little digital pay back. Leo says that it's hard to know where the attack is coming from and you could make matters worse for some innocent person who was also hacked, with their computers and email addresses used as an alias for the real hacker. He also says this is asking for trouble because hackers are far more sophisticated than their victims. Leo adds that this amounts to technical ignorance on the part of Congress.

Read more at thehill.com.