FBI Director Vows To Treat Hacked Companies As 'Victims'

By Alison Noon (March 7, 2018, 9:10 PM EST) -- FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday promised to "treat victim companies as victims" and withhold potentially damaging corporate information from other regulatory agencies when data breaches occur.

Headlining a cybersecurity conference at Boston College, Wray said he believes the FBI's traditionally "less-enlightened" counterparts are increasingly sympathetic to private businesses that face sophisticated hacking attempts. Nonetheless, he said, it's not his place to send regulators news of a data breach.

The second annual conference drew more than 200 registrants to the Jesuit research campus just west of Boston on a stormy day to discuss cybersecurity protocols and partnerships between private and public...

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