REPORT: China increases cyber-attacks against US

The Chinese government is increasingly lauching cyber attacks against the United States Defense Department  (DOD) for intelligence purposes, according to a new government report on the Chinese military.

“I think we have concerns about a number of computer network operations and activities that appear to originate from China that affect DOD networks,” David Helvey, acting assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia told reporters today.

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“China’s persistent cyber intrusions indicates the likelihood that Beijing is using cyber network operations (CNOs) as a tool to collect strategic intelligence,” Defense Department added in its 2012 report to Congress on Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China.


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