U.S. shelved ‘hack backs’ due to counterattack fears

“When the Obama administration was weighing a response to distributed denial-of-service attacks against U.S. banks in 2012, officials vetoed any retaliation because they were worried that the country’s digital infrastructure wouldn’t be able to deal with counterattacks, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.”

Source: Clapper: U.S. shelved ‘hack backs’ due to counterattack fears

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