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Officials defend Gitmo transfers
House Republicans on Wednesday criticized the system, questioning whether U.S. officials had been diligent in ensuring that those transferred didn’t end up in unstable countries or weren’t recruited by terrorist organizations.
Daniel Fried, the special envoy for the closure of the Navy-run prison in Cuba, said the administration has been involved in the transfer of 67 detainees to foreign countries. He pointed out that more than 500 were transferred during the Bush administration.
Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia Republican, says reports of some detainees re-engaged in terrorist activities are alarming.
Feds target malware ring
FBI and Justice Department cybercrime investigators are moving to disable a ring of international computer thieves who have stolen an undetermined amount of money by infecting more than 2.3 million computers with malicious software.
The government says this is the biggest such enforcement action ever taken against cybercriminals by U.S. authorities.
The investigators are targeting a software program called Coreflood that exploits a vulnerability in computers running Windows operating systems and allows infected computers to be controlled remotely.
Some 1.8 million of the infected computers are in the United States, with the remainder in countries around the world.
The U.S. attorney for Connecticut, David Fein, says the government will seize servers and Internet domain names containing the Coreflood malware.
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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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