Once again today, the US Department of Justice announced an indictment of individuals in other countries for allegedly criminal behavior. This is becoming a routine exercise. Bad guys conduct digital attacks. Government collect digital evidence of the attacks. Government obtains an indictment. And the story ends. There is no arrest, no prosecution, no trial, and no conviction.
See, the problem with this scenario is that there is no court in the Cloud where there can be a trial! The bad guys are not within the boundaries of the United States. They have not been arrested. There has been no trial in absentia—at least in this country, an accused has a right to confront their accusers and participate in the trial.… Read More