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Warner Wants Ukraine's Help Fighting Cyber Crime

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The security breach at Target compromised the personal information of thousands of customers.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says Congress needs to pressure Ukraine into cooperating to combat cyber criminals.

Last week both chambers of Congress passed proposals to give Ukraine $1 billion in economic assistance. While Sen. Warner supported that package, he still says it falls short because it didn't do anything to force their government to crack down on cyber criminals.

Warner is calling for the U.S. to set up high level communication between the two governments on cyber warfare while also helping the country set up a better system to combat cyber criminals.

“But if we’re going to give Ukraine this kind of assistance, we need to demand that of a new regime better cooperation from this government in terms of cracking down on cyber criminals," Warner says. "Many of us remember the Target data breach, cost people millions of dollars, they lost their credit cards, that originated out of Ukraine.”

Warner’s proposal is also sponsored by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). They may be able to offer it again if lawmakers take up legislation to expand natural gas exports to respond to Russian threats of cutting off its supply.

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