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Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a significant firearms trafficking enforcement action during a news conference at the Justice Department on April 1, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

US says it disrupted Russian botnet ‘before it could be weaponized’

The botnet was being assembled by Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the GRU, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference.
Chris Inglis, the new National Cyber Director, testifies during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Chris Inglis confirmed as first US national cyber director after Senate vote

The new role will play a key part in coordinating the government response to major hacks and other cybersecurity threats.
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