• US mulls new tactics vs cyberattacks


    WASHINGTON D.C.: As hacking attacks reach epidemic proportions, the US cybersecurity community is looking at new ways to step up defense, including counterattacking the hackers themselves. US cybersecurity firms have begun unprecedented levels of cooperation to shore up America’s key computer networks, and some experts argue in favor of “hacking back,” or using offensive tools to improve defense. Last month, dozens of cybersecurity firms and partners pooled resources in an effort to root out malware believed to originate from a Chinese state-sponsored group, dubbed Axiom.



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