ChinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cyber-Espionage is "Intolerable"Category: Internet, Science & Technology
Posted: October 5, 2011 10:10AM
On Tuesday, while much of the world was watching the news from Apple, Representative Mike Rodgers, chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, stated China’s cyber-espionage has "reached an intolerable level." Many people are aware of, at least, accusations of China’s government attacking computer systems, but may not be aware of everything being hit. Hitting government and military computer systems would seem obvious, but it appears China is also attacking the systems of many private companies within the United States. The government of China owns and is connected to many industries in its country, so any research they may steal could go directly to their companies for use, undermining the effort put in by the American companies. Christopher Bronk, of Rice University, praises Google, which was hacked in early June, for admitting to the breech and accusing China of the attack, hoping others will respond similarly. Bronk believes the information of such an attack must be shared between government, industry, and academia to better defend against attacks in the future.