WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.
"Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime.
The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal trade secrets or sensitive information.
It was a much anticipated, Central Division match-up between the hometown Winnipeg Jets and the visiting team from Chicago. The MTS Centre was abuzz with our heroes fighting for their playoff lives, the closest sniff they've had since the team relocated from Atlanta four years ago.
Being a season ticket holder from the start, and having attended the bulk of the home games over that four-year period, I have an emotional investment. I read all the articles. I wear a Blake Wheeler jersey. I have Jets golf club covers. We have Jets license plates.
That the Jets lost this pivotal game wasn't my takeaway at the end of the evening. Nor was it the linesmen who became entangled with Toby Enstrom that led to Chicago's tying goal or their heartbreaking game winning goal with a mere thirty seconds left.
The focus of the game, for me, was a fan sitting in section 109