Simple question, really, what is the law regarding DNS hijacking I find legal questions quite complex to research. I dont quite know why. However, my question arises from this: Back in the 1960's and 70's it was considered to be against the law for television and radio companies to track what individual users were watching or listening to. Just as it was illegal for libraries to keep a list of what individuals were reading. This was the case because a great many laws existed regarding the extent of the police state
These days, however, it seems ISP's and search engines have no such moral regard and, instead, would sell that data to the highest bidder (commercially) or to the closest government (through legal blackmail) in an instant
Does anyone these days even want personal privacy or does apathy reign supreme?
If in the UK, it would come under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Accessing a computer by illegal means (hacking), accessing a computer (system) illegally in order to commit further illegal activity, modifying data stored on a computer without permission.
The internet doesn't work like TV and legislation has taken a while to catch up. All the stuff about cookies (small text files) that keep website data is only fairly recent thing (ie. in the last 25 years or so) but amassing and selling data is a relatively new phenomenon due to technological advancement. As it sped up, massive amounts of data (and not knowing sources) can be sent around the world quickly with comparative ease, a problem the general public have basically sleepwalked into. The internet is now used for things it was never intended for, and it has never been fit for purpose IMO. ⚠️ Be careful about your data and be aware of whom you are sending it to.