Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:23 AM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
Administration developing penalties for cybertheft
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets.
A report being released Wednesday considers fines and other trade actions against China or any other country guilty of cyber-espionage. Officials familiar with the administration's plans spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the threatened action.
The Chinese government denies being involved in the cyberattacks cited in a cybersecurity firm's analysis of breaches that compromised more than 140 companies. On Wednesday, China's Defense Ministry called the report deeply flawed.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:16 AM
Android3.14 (2,534 posts)
2. Nothing done for all the scams on the elderly
But infringe on Monopoly Man and the government starts to fret.
I've seen folks deal with the scammers who convince seniors to pay for free software, reported on them after they steal identities and seen their shame after some evil jerk convinced them to try help nonexistent charities.
I'd support drone strikes on those scammer's asses any day.