World's first hacking restrictions inspire strong response from cybergangs

 The Red Cross has recommended consistent criteria for conducting cyber warfare, but hackers believe otherwise.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has established the world's first rules of cyber warfare for civilian hackers fighting in armed battles for their country. This decision occurred against the backdrop of people actively joining patriotic internet organizations.

The ICRC, which is responsible for monitoring the laws of cyber warfare, has recommended new regulations to hacking organizations, warning that their acts might harm lives, including their own, if the hacking operations make the attackers a legitimate military target.

The guidelines, based on international humanitarian law, encompass 8 points:

Do not conduct cyber assaults on civilian targets; Do not employ malware or other tools and techniques that automatically propagate and cause harm to military and civilian targets without supervision;

  • When preparing a cyber assault on a military base, do everything possible to avoid or limit the damage that the hacking operation may have on civilians;
  • Do not undertake cyber operations against medical and humanitarian institutions; Do not carry out cyberattacks on facilities vital to the life of the people or that might release harmful forces;
  • Do not threaten violence to sow dread among citizens;
  • Do not instigate violations of international humanitarian law;
  • Follow these principles, even if the opponent does not follow them.

A spokesman for one of the hacking groups told the BBC that the new rules were "unenforceable and breaking them in the interests of the group is inevitable", and a senior member of the Anonymous group said that, despite previous adherence to the principles of the ICRC, the hackers have now lost confidence in the organization and will not follow the new rules .