DOJ prosecutor: Criminals teaming up with hackers

Friday, 15 September 2006, 12:17 AM EST

Criminals working with computer hackers pose a rising threat to businesses and governments as those entities increase their dependence on IT systems, a top federal prosecutor says.

"There's always this worry, and I think a legitimate worry, that terrorists will actually launch computer attacks on critical infrastructure," said Christopher Painter, principal deputy chief of the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.

At Computerworld.

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