FBI Investigates Whether Banks Hacked Back after Iranian Data Breaches

This article brings to light another wrinkle in the ongoing debate around offensive countermeasures in cyber warfare.  What role should private industry play when foreign entities attack or manipulate US commercial institutions?  Do American businesses have the right to defend themselves or retaliate when attacked?  What role can/should the federal government play in these situations?

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/fbi-investigates-whether-banks-hacked-back-after-iranian-data-breaches/

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Krebs – Banks: Card Breach at Some Chick-fil-A’s

This is yet another concerning breach at a fast food restaurant.  Obviously the scope of this breach is still under investigation, but it will still likely lead to another round of card re-issues and general consumer angst.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/12/banks-card-breach-at-some-chick-fil-as/