Report: Chinese Cyber Spying Increasing

Kara Reeder

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says the Chinese government seems increasingly to be hacking U.S. government and defense industry computer networks to get useful data for its military, reports Reuters. The report notes that China is the most aggressive country engaging in espionage against the United States.

 

According to MarketWatch, cyber "incidents" against U.S. government Web sites could likely rise as much as 60 percent this year.

 

The U.S. may not be ready for such threats, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The agency says it:

has identified weaknesses in all major categories of information security controls at federal agencies.

Earlier this year, the Chinese government was implicated in the penetration of the U.S. electrical grid. China denied any involvement.



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