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Senator calls for mandatory reporting of viruses

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Homeland Security Department’s virus alert system is flawed and called for a centralized plan for government response to cyberthreats. Schumer said the e-mail alert system announced last month by DHS’ National Cyber Security Division could do more harm than good. “What DHS did was essentially challenge computer hackers all over the world to put a virus into an e-mail that mimics the DHS e-mail warnings,” Schumer said in a statement. “If I were a betting man, I’d put a few dollars down that the next virus that clogs computer networks is going to be transmitted through an e-mail that looks like one of these DHS alerts.” Full Story

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