Trump Relaxes U.S. Cyber-attack Rules
It's a reversal of guidelines drawn up under the previous administration
It is a reversal of guidelines, drawn up under President [Barack} Obama, which required a large number of federal agencies to be involved in any decision to launch a cyber-attack. The rules for using cyber-weapons set out by Obama involved multi-agency sign-off, but were criticized by some lawmakers as being too bureaucratic.
Specific details of what the new rules will be are classified information.
One official said the U.S. was taking "an offensive step forward." The administration is under pressure to deal with cyber-threats, amid growing concerns that state-sponsored hacks could hit critical infrastructure.
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