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Report: US government plans legal assault on foreign hackers
The US is planning a legal assault on the international hacking community and the companies – and governments – that use IP stolen from America.
John Carlin, the principal deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s national security division told Defense News that the DOJ was training over 100 special prosecutors who would work with a variety of government departments, including the FBI, Homeland Security, and NSA.
The unit, dubbed the National Security Cyber Specialist (NSCS) network, will mine the database of hacking research the federal organizations have carried out and identify suitable targets for a legal barrage. Hackers would be targeted, but so too would the companies that use IP that was stolen in hacking attacks on American companies.