U.S. Senate to probe whether legislation needed to combat cyber attacks

Politics41 minutes ago (Jun 10, 2021 11:25AM ET)

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed.

“Today I am asking Chairman Gary Peters of our Homeland Security Committee and our other relevant committee chairs to begin a government-wide review of these attacks and determine what legislation may be needed to counter the threat of cyber crime and bring the fight to the cyber criminals.”

U.S. Senate to probe whether legislation needed to combat cyber attacks

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