FBI calls for cooperation in bug battle

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is calling for cooperation between researchers and law enforcement in the fight against organized web attacks.

Some would be inclined to agree with this idea, and some would say the moment you open your mouth about a bug you are immediately labeled the perpetrator. I doubt the FBI has time to listen to every potential threat from every researcher, so I think it behooves the Feds to pitch this line to state and local task forces as well – you know, the ones looking for brownie points and are willing to shoot first and ask questions later to get them.

As for the sincerity of the FBIs initiative? I’m giving it a thumbs up – they are building a track record, with their leadership having played this hand before. What remains to be seen if they can get their fellow law enforcement friends on board too.

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