Government, business leaders discuss cybercrime threats

— Federal law officers, homeland security officials and the country’s business lobby are trying to shake company executives into action to stop the spread of cybercrime.

The FBI and other federal officials are speaking in Durham on Tuesday about online criminals who cost the global economy about $445 billion a year and steal consumer confidence.

Restaurants, retailers, health insurers and the country’s biggest bank have all lost customer personal data, trade secrets and more to hostile countries or criminals.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its state chapter are organizing the conference. The national business lobby group has organized similar events in other business hubs including Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Las Vegas.

,Federal law officers, homeland security officials and the country’s business lobby are trying to shake company executives into action to stop the spread of cybercrime.

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