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DOJ Pushing For Enhanced Tools To Combat Cyberthreats

Law360, New York (October 16, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT) -- A top U.S. Department of Justice official on Friday called on Congress to give prosecutors more tools to go after disgruntled employees who steal corporate data and hackers who use spyware and other botnets to infect computer systems, saying that current legislative gaps hamper their ability to combat these threats.

In remarks delivered during a cybersecurity symposium at Roger Williams University Law School in Rhode Island, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell offered a detailed portrait of the current cybercrime landscape, which she said has “changed...
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