The Dilemma of Reporting Spyware Attacks

The Federal Trade Commission is asking corporations to report incidents when they are victimized by spyware attacks, but some experts say the process of doing so puts businesses in a tricky position, where they must weigh the benefits of pursuing malware code distributors against the potential for legal recrimination.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion on the topic of spyware at the Black Hat Briefings security conference being held here July 31 through Aug. 3, Eileen Harrington, a deputy director in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC, said that companies will need to be more forthcoming if they are to help the agency track down malware writers and take those individuals to court. The Dilemma of Reporting Spyware Attacks

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