US lawmakers are going to introduce a new law to help punish hackers of foreign countries for cyber crimes. The bill should be introduced today and is coincided with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the USA. The main idea of that bill is to freeze assets on the US territories of foreign hackers and revoke visas for them and their families, according to words of a spokeswoman for Representative Mike Rogers, one of the authors of the measure.
Rogers is representing Michigan Republicans and is a head the House Intelligence Committee and is very active on cyber-security efforts in Congress. He's introducing the bill together with Democratic Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio and Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
According to the press US president Barak Obama is going to speak this week with Xi Jinping about the responsibility of Chinese authority should held for cyber attacks launched from China. For many years China has denied any liability for US accusations of cyber security violations.
"Cyber hackers from nation-states like China and Russia have been aggressively targeting US markets, stealing valuable intellectual property, and then repurposing it and selling it as their own," Rogers' office said.
The text of the new bill is yet to be published but it would be a second legislation act introduced after Deter Cyber Theft Act in May 2013. It is known that bill is intended to block import of products containing stolen technologies from the countries that engage or do not fight cyber espionage.
The House bill will be focused on identifying individual hackers rather than companies to make their personality public and face comprehensive effects. Both bills are showing that Congress this year is taking serious steps to fight cyber security violators. That leaded to seizure of more than 35 domain names together with LibertyReserve.com