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‘Broader economy’ at risk if US doesn’t act on cybercriminals soon, GOP lawmaker says

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FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y., says if Congress doesn’t act soon, all Americans – regardless of where they live – could see their daily lives impacted as cybercriminals continue to target the “broader” U.S. economy. 

In just one month, critical infrastructure has been successfully targeted by malicious foreign actors. Among those affected was the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway and bus systems in New York City. While the MTA says no sensitive information was stolen, the incident raises questions about the possible implications that potential cybersecurity attacks against the MTA could have, not just for 8 million people living in the nation’s largest city, but for all Americans. 

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In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Garbarino said that while the MTA hack focused on the information technology systems, cybercriminals “could…

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