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DOJ’s New Cyber Unit to Focus on Nation-State Cybercrimes

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Jun
2023
DOJ’s New Cyber Unit to Focus on Nation-State Cybercrimes

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The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a new team – the National Security Cyber Section – to disrupt nation-state threat actors and prosecute them at the “earliest stages.” NatSec Cyber will work closely with the DOJ’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

NatSec Cyber is part of the department’s National Security Division focused on scaling and speeding up disruption campaigns and prosecutions of nation-state actors for a wide range of crimes including “stealing sensitive technologies, trade secrets, intellectual property and personally identifying information; exerting malign influence and exporting repression; and holding our critical infrastructure at risk to destructive or disruptive attacks,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen on Tuesday at a Hoover Institution event in Washington.

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