Georgia Governor Vetoes Bill Criminalizing Unauthorized Computer Access

A bill passed by Georgia's legislature that would have criminalized unauthorized access of computer systems and allowed companies to "hack back" in defense against breaches was vetoed  by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. The veto came after many weeks of opposition from information security firms and professionals, as well as major technology companies — including Google and Microsoft executives, who expressed concern that the bill would actually make it more difficult to secure computer systems.