By SIOBHAN GORMAN
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
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 . The analysts wouldn't name the company
described in the case study, describing it only as "a firm involved in
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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