Is Hacking in Self-Defense Legal?

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When Robert Clark meets with large corporations and government agencies that have been hacked, many express the same feeling. They want revenge.

But the impulse to strike back is fraught with legal danger, said Clark, operational attorney for the U.S. Army Cyber Command, who plans to deliver that message on Thursday in a speech at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

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