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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:23 AM

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.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_US_CHINA_HACKING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-02-20-03-08-14

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dipsydoodle Feb 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #1
Android3.14 Feb 2013 #2
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #3
L0oniX Feb 2013 #4

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:38 AM

1. Interesting

we will see where this leads.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:16 AM

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.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:57 AM

3. Good. They need to worry less about the MPAA and RIAA...

 

And focus on securing things of actual importance.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:04 PM

4. Good luck with that. n/t

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