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Official: FTC 'shut-down' authority is effective in addressing botnet attacks

July 13, 2017 |
Rick Weber
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The Federal Trade Commission's authority to shut down an online operation that is seen as harming consumers is an effective tool in combating automated and distributed attacks, according to an FBI cyber investigator.

“We have worked a lot with the FTC,” said the FBI's Tom Grosso at an event on Wednesday hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on automated and distributed attacks. “You have these great powers” to shut down an online operation if it's shown to...

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