Hacking the hackers: Draft US bill would allow hacking victims to hack back

Graham Cluley:

“Essentially, ACDC empowers companies that have experienced digital intrusions to hack back their attackers. But it’s important to note there are some limitations. Indeed, the bill limits victims’ defensive measures to gathering data about their attackers and sharing that information with law enforcement. It does not allow other activities such as destroying information, causing physical injury to another person, or creating a threat to public safety and/or health.”