Hacking back

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Hacking back is a technique to counter cybercrime by hacking the computing devices of the attacker.

The effectiveness[1][2][3] and ethics of hacking back is disputed.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lahmann, Henning (2020). "Hacking Back and International Law: An Irreconcilable Pair?". Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. doi:10.17176/20200716-235806-0. Retrieved 2022-09-25.


  1. ^ Kassner, Michael (2021-09-21). "Is hacking back effective, or does it just scratch an evolutionary itch?". TechRepublic. Archived from the original on 2022-11-23. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  2. ^ Nachreiner, Corey (2022-01-28). "The pros and cons of the proposed hack back bill". SC Media. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  3. ^ Rundle, James (2021-10-18). "Cyber Private Eyes Go After Hackers, Without Counterattacking". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
  4. ^ Holzer, Corey T.; Lerums, James E. (May 2016). "The ethics of hacking back". 2016 IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST). pp. 1–6. doi:10.1109/THS.2016.7568877. ISBN 978-1-5090-0770-7. S2CID 27913483.