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Rep. Hurd: Other Nations Need to Help US Fight Cyberattacks

(Newsmax TV's "The Joe Pags Show")

By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 08:54 PM

The United States needs to work with other countries to help prevent future cyberattacks by way of beefing up criminal laws, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

During an appearance on "The Joe Pags Show," Hurd talked about "Cybersecurity Awareness Month," an October effort to generate more discussion about cyberattacks.

Regarding the recent theft of millions of Americans' digital information from Equifax, Hurd said, "there was no violation of the law by the company. Yes, the attackers that were stealing it were violating the law and guess what? I guarantee you that attacker started their attack from one of these countries that doesn't have criminal laws when it comes to cyberattacks.

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"And that's why we have to continue to work with countries to strengthen criminal laws to prevent this problem from happening. When it comes to defending our digital infrastructure, the federal government can't do it alone. The private sector can't do it alone. . . . We have to improve information sharing between public and private sectors."

Hurd added most hacks could have been prevented with the installation of software patches, as was the case in the Equifax attack, or people exercising caution like using stronger passwords and ignoring suspicious links that come in their email.

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Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that the United States needs the help of other countries beefing up criminal laws to prevent future cyberattacks.
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