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Researchers expose Mirai vuln that could be used to hack back against botnet

Richard 12 Silver badge

As you don't really know where the endpoint that is attacking you is physically located, the legalities are very sticky as you have no way of knowing which jurisdictions might apply and so which lws you would need to follow.

That said, you are highly unlikely to get caught knocking infected consumer kit offline unless you announce that you did it.

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