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[FYI] The FBI says it is fighting a losing battle


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Wednesday, 16 February, 2000, 21:10 GMT 

New strategy required to beat cyber-criminals  

The FBI says it is fighting a losing battle  

US law enforcement leaders said on Wednesday that computer attacks 
were one of the fastest-growing areas of crime and that continually 
updated technology made it nearly impossible to keep track of the 

Addressing a Senate subcommittee on Internet security, Attorney 
General Janet Reno said last week's attacks on major commercial 
websites showed how important it was for the United States to devise 
a co-ordinated strategy against cyber-crime.  

"How we deal with cyber-crime is one of the most critical areas we 
face," said Reno.  


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