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FBI Won't Treat Data Breach Victims As Targets, Official Says

Law360, Washington (May 27, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A top official in the FBI's cybersecurity division said Wednesday that the bureau has begun to treat breached companies like traditional crime victims rather than negligent data custodians, citing the use of trauma specialists and other victim resources deployed in the aftermath of the 2014 North Korean cyber attack on Sony Corp.'s networks.

According to division Deputy Assistant Director Donald Good, the FBI is now availing to companies that undergo financially and emotionally damaging attacks from cyber criminals some of the same treatments provided to victims...
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