Chapter 8. Legal Issues

This chapter deals with the legal aspects of defending against DDoS attacks, or pursuing criminal or civil remedies against perpetrators of DDoS attacks. It provides a cursory overview of the subject, and is by no means intended to provide legal advice. It is based on current law existing in the United States; thus, readers in other countries will need to consult their local laws for further guidance.

Because of differences among jurisdictions, especially among countries, all readers are encouraged to consult with a qualified attorney to obtain specific advice regarding situation- and jurisdiction-specific legal options. (All dollar amounts shown are in U.S. dollars.)

That said, the reader can learn much about the practicalities ...

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