Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Defendants Linked To Massive Network Intrusions At U.S. Financial Institutions, U.S. Brokerage Firms, A Major News Publication, And Other Companies In Furtherance Of Securities Fraud Scheme And Other Crimes

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and David E. Beach, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service New York Field Office (“USSS”), announced today that GERY SHALON, a/k/a “Garri…

House committee passes bill to reorganize DHS cyber office

The House Homeland Security Committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would rename and reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protectorate and Programs Directorate. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency Act of 2016 changes NPPD to the Cybersecurity and Information Protection Agency, run by a director of national cybersecurity who would oversee four divisions dedicated to…