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Islamic hacktivists' bank attack claims gain credibility

Taylor Armerding | Sept. 27, 2012
Experts say executive order from President on cybersecurity would not help in instances such as Tuesday's Wells Fargo attack

She and others also say an executive order from the President to implement some of the provisions of the CSA, which is said to be close to being announced, would not help in this situation. "An executive order from the president could not expand the jurisdiction of the Defense Department and Cyber Command," she said.

Roger Thornton agrees. "Indicting and extraditing these actors from their home jurisdictions is next to impossible, so legal recourse is difficult," he said, adding: "I'm not sure there is much that [the President] could do."

 

 

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