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US Agencies Making Progress on Cybercrime, Officials Say

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September 15, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Responses
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via PCWorld

U.S. government agencies are getting better at sharing information about cyberattacks with private companies, but cybercrime shows no signs of slowing down, cybersecurity experts told lawmakers Wednesday.

The U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security work closely together to combat cybercrime, witnesses from the three organizations told a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. But criminals are taking advantage of the growing amount of personal information online and the ability to share attack tools and strategies over the Internet, said A.T. Smith, assistant director of the Secret Service.

“The Secret Service has observed a marked increase in the quality, quantity and complexity of cybercrimes targeting private industry and critical infrastructure,” he said.

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