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FBI needs hackers

Date: August 04, 2006

The FBI has called upon hackers to help it fight cybercrime.

Speaking at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Daniel Larkin from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) appealed for hackers to lend their “expertise and input as we develop strategies to battle cybercrime in the 21st century”.

US federal agencies have increasingly sought the help of the private sector as security threats grow ever more sophisticated.

"The people we're going after are not just the script kiddies anymore,” Larkin told his audience of hackers and security professionals. “I used to be really afraid of you all. But I realise that you are all really important.
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