WAR DRUM: USA AND EUROPE ACCUSE CHINA OF INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
CALLS have mounted for stiffer US action against Beijing for cyber spying and massive theft of US industrial secrets, allegedly by the Chinese military.
The report said the hackers, known as “APT1” or “Comment Crew”, had stolen data from at least 141 organisations across 20 industries.
Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said it was “beyond a shadow of a doubt” the Chinese military was behind a growing wave of hacking attacks on US businesses and institutions.
They use their military to steal intellectual property from American businesses and European businesses, repurpose it, and compete in the international market against the United States,” he said.