China Expands Cyberspying in U.S., Report Says

China Expands Cyberspying in U.S., Report Says
China Expands Cyberspying in U.S., Report Says 

The Wall Street Journal
OCTOBER 23, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The Chinese government is ratcheting up its cyberspying 
operations against the U.S., a congressional advisory panel found, 
citing an example of a carefully orchestrated campaign against one U.S. 
company that appears to have been sponsored by Beijing.

The unnamed company was just one of several successfully penetrated by a 
campaign of cyberespionage, according to the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission report to be released Thursday. Chinese 
espionage operations are "straining the U.S. capacity to respond," the 
report concludes.

The bipartisan commission, formed by Congress in 2000 to investigate the 
security implications of growing trade with China, is made up largely of 
former U.S. government officials in the national security field.

The commission contracted analysts at defense giant Northrop Grumman 
Corp. to write the report [1]. The analysts wouldn't name the company 
described in the case study, describing it only as "a firm involved in 
high-technology development."

The report didn't provide a damage assessment and didn't say 
specifically who was behind the attack against the U.S. company. But it 
said the company's internal analysis indicated the attack originated in 
or came through China.



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