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


Hack back...

Good response but likely not true.

The snag is, if it is 'consumer' kit in a hospital that was coopted and used as a jump off point and you hack back, possibly doing some damage (inadvertently) for something like a life saving device. Once an investigation begins to discover how that device was brought down, law enforcement will be able to back track to your IP.

Then, unfortunately, you're going to be on the hot seat for causing damage (or a death), even if your heart was in the right place in trying to stop the hack.

But I think most of us are with you in wanting to do some kind of hack back to stop this crap from malevolent, idiotic, STUPD morons causing this mayhem....

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