No less an authority that Kevin Mitnick, a hacker who spent five years in prison for computer-related crimes, tweeted that Trump was wrong and that hackers can be caught after the act.
“Take it from someone who knows this fact very well,” said Mitnick, who now has his own consulting company, Mitnick Security.
Some criminals are, indeed, caught in the act. Security firm CrowdStrike, which was hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate a hack attack in May, says it watched the hackers while they were in the system.
The company was, “able to watch everything that the adversaries were doing while we were working on a full remediation plan to remove them from the network,” said the company’s chief technology officer Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike CTO.