Obama Announces Executive Order Against Hackers

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The government has a new weapon against cyber hackers who threaten national security.

President Obama signed an executive order today that allows the Treasury Department to impose financially punitive sanctions against cyber hackers.

The sanctions can be imposed on individuals or groups who engage in malicious cyber activities.

The destructive online behavior must be deemed a threat to national security, foreign policy or the national financial health and stability.

This comes after November’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures that the FBI pinned on North Korea.

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