DOJ Starts Cyber Prosecution Training Program, Targeting Govt-Sponsored Hackers; John Carlin Comments

PadlocksCodeThe Justice Department is training nearly 100 federal prosecutors to try cases against state-sponsored cyber attackers in criminal courts, Defense News reports.

Adam Roston writes DOJ recently launched the National Security Cyber Specialist network under its national security division.

John Carlin, the division’s principal deputy assistant attorney general, told Defense News the department could name the government or government officials behind cyber attacks in indictments against hackers.

Carlin also told the publication the U.S. could indict state-owned or state-supported enterprises in countries such as China for using stolen technology.

According to The Register, the Defense Security Service found the number of foreign cyber attacks against U.S. technology, intellectual property, trade secrets and classified information jumped 75 percent in 2010 and 2011.

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