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Retribution for Hacking Victims?

Retribution for Hacking Victims?

A number of firms have experienced attacks by cybercriminals in the recent past, causing those with executive jobs to take precautionary measures to make sure their company is not hacked. However, for those who have already

A number of firms have experienced attacks by cybercriminals in the recent past, causing those with executive jobs to take precautionary measures to make sure their company is not hacked. However, for those who have already been made victims, many have chosen to fight back against the criminals.

According to Reuters, many leaders have decided to create false paths for hackers to follow if they breach the business' firewall, in an attempt to plant technology that can gather information about the thief's computer. The source reported businesses going on the offensive against hackers was made popular by Facebook, which published the names of criminals that sent spam through the social media website. Others are taking further steps to strike back against attackers after their systems were infiltrated.

Business leaders may also consider taking their cues from the largest hacking victims of 2011. Fox Business released a list of the top hacking disasters that occurred last year, and noted that many of those affected took steps to make sure it would not happen again.

Fox Business reported some of the most important steps companies can take include guarding passwords, running regular security scans, creating protective leadership positions and taking special care to guard crucial information, such as storing it offline.