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CIA to build cyber espionage unit
CIA to build cyber espionage unit

In a reorganization of the nation's premier spy agency, the CIA is creating a special division to conduct digital espionage, the latest government agency to respond to the growing use of cyber hacks and attacks around the globe. The new directorate will try to penetrate the ranks of foreign hackers and other adversaries who try to penetrate or sabotage crucial U.S. infrastructure, as well as help American spies overseas steal digital secrets and cover their tracks. “The digital world touches every aspect of our business,” CIA Director John O. Brennan told reporters at CIA headquarters. He acknowledged that the agency had been slow to adapt to the challenge of digital...

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