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Hacking tools tipped to become weapons of the state

Cyberspace will soon come under much greater legal control, according to one expert – who forecasts that denial of service attacks will eventually be ordered by courts of law against offenders. Governments could soon be using hacker tools for law enforcement and the pursuit of justice, according to an expert on IT and Internet law. Joel Reidenberg, professor of law at New York-based Fordham University, believes it likely that denial of service attacks (DoS) and packet-blocking technology will be employed by nation states to enforce their laws. This could even include attacks on companies based in other countries, he says. Reidenberg told a seminar at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) on Tuesday that democratic governments have an obligation to enforce their laws in the online space, as well as offline. Previously, this was thought to be extremely difficult due to the global nature of the Web. Full Story

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