02.04.2015 - 05:50 [ Techdirt ]

President Obama Signs Executive Order Saying That Now He’s Going To Be Really Mad If He Catches Someone Cyberattacking Us

This, apparently, is not an April Fool’s joke. This morning, President Obama signed an executive order [pdf] allowing the White House to issue sanctions on those „engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities.“ I’m sure the Chinese state hackers behind the Github DDoS are shaking in their boots.