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Oh crap! 😱

Maybe more offensive security measures have to be taken if infrastructure is actively being targeted, actively striking back at intruders... But there aren't any obviously practical solutions that I can readily think of.

On the Symantec website, there are a couple old articles titled along the lines of "Malicious Malware: Attacking the Attackers, but it is from 2006 and I don't know if those ideas are even viable anymore now that we have to worry about things like Ransomware, Botnets, and victim computers being hijacked as proxies.

I posted a thread about D-Wave Systems very recently, so perhaps it might also be time for security providers to get on the horn with them about possibly using their resources to tackle infrastructure-wide cyberdefense.

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There's another issue, however, with taking offensive measures to deal with the threat. Besides the risk of possible collateral damage, there could also be severe legal repercussions...

Anyways, here are some of the articles I was looking at:

  1. https://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/malicious-malware-attacking-attackers-part-1
  2. https://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/malicious-malware-attacking-attackers-part-2
  3. https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/offensive-security

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