[ISN] Feds reportedly plan to prosecute hackers sponsored by other nations

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:15:24 -0600 (CST)

By Dan Goodin
The Register
Dec 19 2012

US Justice Department officials plan to bring criminal charges against 
hackers, governments, and companies involved in nation-sponsored 
computer intrusions on US companies, according to a published report.

"I'll give you a prediction," John Carlin, the principal deputy 
assistant attorney general in the national security division of the 
Department of Justice, told a DefenseNews reporter. "Now that we are 
having people look at bringing one of these cases, it's there to be 
brought and you'll see a case brought."

More than 100 prosecutors are being trained to participate in the new 
initiative, which is being organized by a little-noticed program known 
as the national security cyber specialist network. Prosecutors plan to 
work with agents in the FBI to find additional cases to bring. 
Prosecutors could possibly call on investigators in the National 
Security Agency, the Department of Defense, and other agencies for 
additional help.


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