Justice for hackers may be far off

Tuesday - 6/7/2011, 7:30pm EDT

This past month federal contractors Lockheed Martin and RSA Security Division have been hacked. But it could be a long time before those cyber crooks are brought to justice. And the reason is pretty simple. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies are facing an unprecedented number of well-funded and global hackers.

Bloomberg News compared the current cyber challenge to early efforts the U.S. made to combat drug cartels in the 1980s.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.