US Department of Justice will no longer prosecute ‘good faith’ hackers

White Hat hackers are going to breathe a little easier tonight. The U.S. Department of Justice has announced new policy revisions to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) saying “that good-faith security research should not be charged.” 

This means security researchers (aka hackers) who breach networks or find exploits in software and hardware will not be considered for federal prosecution so long as they were acting in good faith to promote the security and safety of the “target devices and services.”

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