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Plan to Counterattack Hackers Draws More Fire

Now that Symbiot, Inc. has released information on its plans to enable companies to counterattack digital threats, some security analysts have stepped up their concerns that it could cause more problems than it solves. Symbiot’s founders are looking to fight back against hackers, virus writers and denial-of-service attacks by launching counterattacks. It’s no longer enough to protect a company’s perimeter, they say; it’s time for the attacked to become the attackers. But members of the security community are raising concerns that striking back at attackers not only leaves the company open to legal problems, but could double the strain on associated networks, ISPs and Internet hubs. They also say it aims the guns directly at innocent victims of computer viruses. Full Story

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