UPDATE 2-U.S. targets overseas cyber attackers with new sanctions program

April 1, 2015 4:48 PM

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* Order addresses a gap in cybersecurity efforts (Adds details from administration officials, reaction)

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a new sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use "malicious" cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy, national security or economic stability.

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