Obama administrator wants hackers charged as gangsters

GovTechGuy wrote The Obama administration wants hackers to be prosecuted under the same laws used to target organized crime syndicates, according to two officials who appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning the article. ‘Sub – Assistant Attorney General, James Baker and Deputy Special Agent Secret Service in charge of Pablo Martinez said the maximum penalties for cyber crimes have failed to keep pace with the severity of the threat. Martinez said pirates are often members of criminal networks. Secret Service investigations have shown that electronic complex and sophisticated crimes are rarely committed by one individual, said Martinez.




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