The “zombie” cookies that re-spawn even when a user tries to delete them. The websites can store more information directly on your computer, which can be beneficial in many ways. These zombie cookies raise significant privacy concerns because a user cannot effectively clear out his cookies and prevent advertising companies from tracking his online activities. The law suits were filed on the basis of these zombie cookies claiming to be a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1030, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), by accessing computers without authorization or in excess of that authorization. Now, zombie attacks can be considered as offence under US CYBER LAWS.
Report by Sai Sushanth