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Obama approves sanctions against hackers with new executive order

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    President Obama has signed an executive order that authorizes the U.S. government to impose sanctions against those responsible acts of cybercrime, as well as those who helped support it.

    According to the E.O., which was posted on Wednesday, the Secretary of the Treasury, Attorney General, and Secretary of State will collaborate on a case-by-case basis to impose sanctions against people, organizations, and governments – targeting acts that cause harm to critical infrastructure, disrupt computer networks, or expose personal information and trade secrets. Anyone who stands to profit by these acts can face sanctions as well.

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