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‘Tit For Tat’ new strategy against Anonymous as companies fights back

With the rise of groups such as Anonymous & LulzSec, frequent attacks on corporations has become commonplace in the daily news. So much so that it doesn’t even make the front page anymore. But as it was inevitable that corporations have decided to fight back.

They’ve decided to take matters into their own hands after numerous failed attempts (and maybe a few successes) made by agencies to stop these attacks. The corps has started to get back at the attackers by sending out rouge files, malicious data and even going to the point of no return by gaining “unauthorized access to the attacker’s host computers“. I say the point of no return as according to law, that is the very definition of hacking and since its a crime punishes able by law, the company could be dragged to court over it and sued. For now, though, it is a grey area and I for one would love to see how this plays out. I also wonder how the hackers fight back??

[quote]In the past, companies that have been attacked have mostly focused on repairing the damage to their computer networks and shoring them up to prevent future breaches.

But as prevention is increasingly difficult in an era when malicious software is widely available on the Internet for anyone wanting to cause mischief, security experts say companies are growing more aggressive in going after cyber criminals.[/quote]

Source: Reuters

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