Anti-Hacker Executive Order: 5 Concerns

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USA (April 4, 2015) President Barack Obama says the ongoing increase in hack attacks against U.S. businesses, government agencies and critical infrastructure represents a “national emergency.” As a result, he signed an executive order authorizing the U.S. government to block or seize the assets of anyone – foreign or domestic – who launches or supports “significant” hack attacks.

Numerous information security and legal experts agree that not only are hack attacks damaging the U.S. economy, but they’re harder than ever to battle. “Coordinated government action, both nationally and internationally, is urgently needed to attack those elements of the global cybercrime infrastructure that only persist due to the complicity of corrupt officials and unscrupulous businesses that turn a blind eye to cybercrime,” says Stephen Cobb, a senior security researcher at Slovakia-based information security vendor ESET.

Source & full story: DataBreachToday

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