June 8, 2011 / 2:39 PM / 7 years ago

FBI director says to boost focus on cyber threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI plans to sharpen its focus on the increased threat of cyber attacks over the next two years, FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Wednesday, in the wake of a recent attack on Google’s email system.

<p>FBI Director Robert Mueller testifes at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide Threat" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

“We will increasingly put emphasis on addressing cyber threats in all of the variations,” Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was considering an extension of his 10-year term by two years.

Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini

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