Obama vows to punish the cyber criminals by creating a first ever US sanction program to penalize the groups or individuals who are causing a malice by cyber attacks.
The US president announces such actions as a “National Emergency” and passed an order to seize the assets and other financial transactions of the organizations and entities involved in such crimes.
The program will include the list of criminals who are causing havoc on global cyberspace. These sanctions were said to be in process for two years or so. These norms were made when the cyber attackers target major corporations, retailers and home computers. Plus who can forget the attack on Sony by North Korean hackers when Sony released a movie name “The Interview”.
These sanctions could jeopardize the US relations with China as China has been alleged for backing the hackers, China obviously rejected the claims.
In 2015, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will amend its operations to focus on Cyber Attacks. It seems like that Obama has made this a core agenda.
By Asim Ahmed Mallick