I read this article about how some companies are fighting back fire with fire against hackers. I have to tell you that this is the sort of thing that really bugs me! Maybe 2 wrongs don’t make a right, but as long as the threat exists, and maybe even increases, that hackers my themselves become susceptible to retaliation, and if that retaliation becomes significant then maybe hackers will think twice before they hack! I would love to see the day when hackers live in fear of what might happen. Hackers are terrorists and they should be treated as such. They shouldn’t have RIGHTS!
The article explains that companies are intentionally putting software in their systems that are specifically designed to detect hackers and lead them to believe that they have in fact retrieved what would be valuable information. The information is phony. This is perfect as far as I am concerned and I sincerely hope that nobody is complaining about these kinds of practices. Anyone who does complain as far as I am concerned deserves to be attacked by a hacker themselves! I imagine the complaints are arising from the more vicious retaliations by companies where they actually track down the hackers and hack THEM. I say good for them. I say that since the FBI has barely made a dent in the problem that hopefully these kinds of retaliatory practices will put some pre-pubescent egomaniac in a position where his computer’s CPU is fried and he lacks the means to repair or replace the computer.
My feeling is that if someone commits a crime against me, in doing so they should forfeit any rights they would otherwise have under our laws. It has always incensed me when I hear a story about someone who while robbing a person’s house gets hurt and then sues the person who’s home they were robbing and they actually win. This makes no sense to me whatsoever. If you violate my rights why should you have the benefit of ANY rights at all?
So my feeling is let the hackers be hacked!
What do you think? Post your comments below and have a great weekend!!
Here’s the article I read that inspired this post: