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Hacking the hackers

When a business is hacked, it’s often difficult to find out who has done it and bring them to book. But companies are beginning to do just that as a way of recouping lost money and to send out the message that they are not the best business to target.

Even when hackers live in hard-to-reach jurisdictions, their assets often are not difficult to locate. Many have villas and yachts in the best US, Mediterranean and Caribbean resorts. Benedict Hamilton, managing director in Kroll’s investigations and disputes practice says: “You can get court orders there to seize them, often recouping $15 to $20 million in one go.”

To find out how LinkedIn and other businesses are fighting back, read my article for Risk Management Magazine here.