US to freeze assets of hackers, throw them out of the country

Lawmakers in the U.S. have proposed legislation which will deny hackers entry to the United States and freeze the assets of foreign nationals.

The Cyber Economic Espionage Accountability Act was revealed on Thursday, and allows U.S. authorities to “punish criminals backed by China, Russia or other foreign governments for cyberspying and theft.”

Reps. Mike Rogers, Tim Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, bipartisan members of the House and Senate, say that the bill will send a clear message to nations endorsing cybercriminals, and that “this behavior will no longer be tolerated.”

SOURCE: zdnet.com