Those familiar the Old Testament will be familiar with the axiom from Exodus and Leviticus “An eye for an eye”. In short, it means if someone hurts you, hurt them back equally. Thankfully, we have moved on from retribution-based justice – or so I thought. Republican congressman Tom Graves says we should be able to hunt the hackers that attack us and give them a dose of their own medicine.
The problem with “An eye for an eye” is that, eventually, we all end up blind. In the above example, it also requires law enforcement to give way to vigilantism to fight alleged cyber criminals. (Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?)