Hack bill to allow hacked companies to "hack back"

A "hack bill", which is currently in the House of Representatives, would allow hacking victims to take certain retaliatory actions against the attackers
21 October 2017   1118

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-9) have introduced the Active Cyber Defense Certainty (ACDC) Act in the House of Representatives.

Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act
Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

Known as the “hack back” bill, H.R. 4036 would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (section 1030 of title 18, United States Code) by defining the parameters within which parties defending their own computers or networks can respond to attacks by hacking the perpetrators.

Thus, if passed, the ACDC would except a hacking victim (a “defender”) “who uses a [tracking] program, code, or command” to help identify the source of a hack from prosecution under section 1030, so long as the software “originated on the computer of the defender but [was] copied or removed by an unauthorized user”. On top of that, the defender’s actions must not “result in the destruction of data or result in an impairment of the essential operating functionality of the attacker’s computer system, or intentionally create a backdoor enabling intrusive access into the attacker’s computer system".

The bill would also exclude from prosecution a defender who carries out an “active cyber defense measure,” defined as any measure by which the victim accesses an attacker’s computer to gather information that would help identify the attacker, disrupt continued hacking, or monitor the attacker “to assist in developing future … cyber defense techniques".

The ACDC would also authorize hacking victims to retrieve and destroy files stolen from them.

Finally, the bill requires defenders to notify the FBI’s National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force of the type of breach that occurred, the intended target of the victim’s active cyber defense measures, and the steps that the victim intends to take in order to preserve evidence of the hack and prevent future attacks. 

However, probably, it's too early to be so excited.

Computer defenders should also exercise ex- 2 treme caution to avoid violating the law of any other 3 nation where an attacker’s computer may reside.
 

From the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

Thus, the ACDC also highlights that if untrained actors are authorized to retaliate against hackers, they may end up inadvertently victimizing innocent third parties. In light of this reality, the bill’s cautionary statement seemingly undercuts much of the power that the bill aims to grant hacking victims.

DROXNE to Release Roadmap

Droxne has announced that it is working on the white paper and roadmap, which will be released on February 20, 2018
20 February 2018   202

Droxne is a peer-to-peer crytpocurrency gaming platform which uses DRXNE as its ingame currency. DRXNE is a decentralized and open-source cross platform cryptocurrency dedicated to enhancing the gaming experience on the blockchain for all users.

Droxne has announced that its team is working on the white paper, roadmap, ecosystem website and a new platform work stream. Droxne plans to release the full version of its roadmap on February 20, 2018.

DROXNE roadmap release announcementDROXNE Roadmap Release Announcement

The other future development plans of Droxne include building new Droxne website, integrating APIs to show DXRNE price, PoS difficulty, sharing count on website homepage. Moreover, it strives to build a developer fund to facilitate payment of bounties – initially community donations, long term explore funding with portion of staking income.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of DROXNE:

Average price: $0,015766
Market cap: $1 057 791
24h volume: $3 330