Former FBI Agent Says Justice Department Plans To Action Against Internet Spies

Former FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry told Reuters Wednesday that the Department of Justice plans take legal action against computer facilities used in attacks on government agencies and private companies. “The Department of Justice’s national security division has started to take a much more aggressive approach,” Henry said. “It is looking at actions it can take to hold governments accountable” and “create some disruption to the adversary.” The plan would allow DOJ to fight cyberattacks by getting court approval to seize Web addresses or shut down hosting companies.

Alex Brown