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Global Threat to U.S. Cybersecurity a Major Concern, Says FBI

Shawn Henry, the newly appointed Assistant Director of FBI's Cyber Division has warned that "a couple dozen" countries are eager to hack U.S. government, corporate and military networks. Although specific details of countries in question were not discussed, reporters were informed during yesterday's meeting that cooperation with overseas law enforcements is of highest priority at FBI and so far there has been great success fostering partnerships.

Henry also pointed out that certain countries have already mounted aggressive attacks against U.S. particularly targeting websites under '.gov', '.mil', and '.com' top-level domains. "The threat that we face from organized groups that have infiltrated home computers, corporate computers, government computers [is] substantial and its impact on economy is a national security concern."

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