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By Louie Castoria and Lori S. Nugent, partners, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Data theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States. Law enforcement has been struggling to catch thieves who use computers to commit fraud. In an equivalent of the “Whack a Mole” game, every time law enforcement gets the word out and plugs a software “hole,” thieves pop up and commit crimes using a different software vulnerability. Coincidentally, the federal government has a huge debt and is looking to refill its coffers.

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