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FBI working to 'burn down' cyber criminals' infrastructure
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — To thwart increasingly dangerous cybercriminals, law enforcement agents are working to “burn down their infrastructure” and take out the tools that allow them to carry out their devastating attacks, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.
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Unsophisticated cybercriminals now have the power to paralyze entire hospitals, businesses and police departments, Wray said during a conference on cybersecurity at Boston College. The ever-changing threat has forced law enforcement to get creative and target the dark web sites and other tools at hackers’ disposal, he said.
“The reality is: We are long past the days where we can fight this threat just one by one, one bad guy at a time … one victim company at a time. We’ve got to figure out ways to tackle the cyber-threat as a whole,” Wray told the crowd of FBI agents, university officials and others on the Chestnut Hill campus.