Pressure mounts on China over alleged cyber attacks

Hacking attacks are being launched on Western companies from China (photo:dpa)
Hacking attacks are being launched on Western companies from China (photo:dpa)

The US Congress has labelled China ‘the most threatening actor in cyberspace’, accusing it of conducting economic cyber warfare against the US, the EU and other countries. This report, the second part in the GIS series on cyber security, looks at the evidence of Chinese government involvement in the last few years.

AMERICAN cyber security and consultancy company, Mandiant, has published a report giving the most detailed claims of Chinese cyber espionage so far and linking them to a Chinese military unit.

The report, published in January 2013, says there is sufficient evidence to conclude that these hacking groups are based primarily in China and the Chinese government i...

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