The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit back. So they hire the best cyber warriors available to create internet viruses and so on to take out as much of North Korea's infrastructure as possible (such as it is). It'd make a great science fiction story (has it been written?), but it also raises some legal questions:
- Criminal violation of international law?
- Criminal violation of domestic law (of which nation)?
- Breach of fiduciary duty to shareholders? (Conscious violation of criminal law is a breach under Delaware corporate law.)
Plus, I'm sure I'm missing a lot of other issues. Mainly I'm wondering of anybody has thought about this stuff?