[ISN] Steel City’s Hacking Cases Mean Gameover for Trade Theft

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/steel-city-s-hacking-cases-mean-gameover-for-trade-theft.html By Chris Strohm Bloomberg.com Aug 18, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department is adding resources and agents in Pittsburgh to combat hackers, after the steel city’s law enforcement agencies, universities and companies led the way on two landmark prosecutions. The two cases targeting people in China and Russia have helped make Pittsburgh the epicenter of the U.S. fight against foreign hackers. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is sending a portion of 1,500 new agents to the city, mainly to support such cybercases, and the Justice Department is studying if Pittsburgh’s example can be replicated across the nation. Pittsburgh’s efforts have been enabled by a mix of local technology researchers, aggressive law enforcement agents and businesses rich with trade secrets. While attorneys in other cities have gone after foreign hackers, Pittsburgh was the first to connect corporate cyber-espionage to the Chinese government and document direct consequences to U.S. companies. […]




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