Until the hoped-for leap forwards in cyberdefense happen, government officials seem mainly interested in developing a culture of cooperation.
Writing in Politico on Monday, Glenn Gerstell, who served as NSA general counsel, said that if a specific US “government agency had that legal power," they could prevent the next attack.
Facebook believed that the organization had deployed some 300 fake or compromised accounts to target roughly 800 people overall.
Cryptomining malware attacks, although fairly new, are becoming ever more prevalent as they are seen as a more steady form of income for hackers, as opposed to ransomware and other attacks.
Previous challengers have struggled to succeed in the competition.
The hack essentially publicized the personal data of around 533 million Facebook users.
Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock said the database appears to be the same set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers that has been circulating in hacker circles since January.
In many cases, the technology to hack into your car, or an entire fleet of cars, can be purchased cheaply online.