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Justice Department steps up fight against economic cyber-spying
Justice Department steps up fight against economic cyber-spying

With cyber crime taking on new urgency, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday new efforts to combat economic spies who hack into U.S. companies' computer systems, including installing a cyber specialist in each of the 93 U.S. attorneys' offices around the nation. “The threat landscape we face is ever-changing and evolving,” said John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security. “While our top priority will always be combating terrorism, we must also sharpen our focus and increase our attention on the emerging threats of economic espionage and proliferation.” The announcement comes after Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director...

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