Network security has become a top priority for the United States, both in the public and private sector. Hackers across the globe, and especially China, have been gaining access to sensitive material which is supposed to be protected through web security. Recently the Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times and a few other major publications revealed that they were the victims of an infiltration, in which the hackers stole employee passwords which would grant them access to developing stories and also sources. The implications here are vast. In the words of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta we could face a “cyber Pearl Harbor” that would endanger the “U.S. power grid, transportation network and financial services”. Clearly, this makes the security of these networks a national priority. However, there hasn’t been much development of laws which would punish international hackers, previous attempts to pass such legislation hasn’t been able to pass through Congress.