Red Cross publishes hacktivist rules of engagement

Civilian hackers raise the risk of civilian targets in armed conflicts

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Red Cross publishes ethical rules for hacktivists engaged in cyberattacks during armed conflicts
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Red Cross publishes ethical rules for hacktivists engaged in cyberattacks during armed conflicts

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has issued the first ethical guidelines for hacktivists during wartime, urging them to follow the rules to prevent harm to civilians and hospitals.

This initiative comes in response to a significant increase in civilian hackers joining cyber-gangs following the invasion of Ukraine. "With many groups active in this field, and some of them ha...

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