Hacking victims face legal threat

Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 1:49 PM EST

Home computer users could be sued if they allow their computers to be taken over and used by hackers, legal representatives speaking at the RSA Conference in San Francisco have claimed.

A panel looking at the usefulness of insurance against cyber-crime discussed the likelihood of home users being sued if their computers were used to perform distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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