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What the U.S.’ Pursuit of Foreign Nation-State Hackers Means for Cybercrime Victims and Targets

For years, the U.S. has maintained an active enforcement campaign against overseas cyber criminals and while these past efforts have not been haphazard, they have not necessarily been part of a specific drive to address the serious issue of foreign cybercrime committed by nation states. Recent announcements by the DOJ show that this enforcement campaign is accelerating and expanding.

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For years, the U.S. has maintained an active enforcement campaign against overseas cyber criminals, with prosecutors charging hackers who have committed schemes including phishing, credit card fraud and identity theft. While these past efforts have not been haphazard, they have not necessarily been part of a specific drive to address the serious issue of foreign cybercrime committed by nation states. Recent announcements by the Department of Justice (DOJ) show that this enforcement campaign is accelerating and expanding.

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