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China still targeting US firms, regardless of previous promises

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Oct 19, 2015.

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    Three weeks after the US and China agreed to stop "cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property" a new report from CrowdStrike shows that the Communist nation almost immediately broke their word. The sad part is, no one is at all surprised by their findings.

    In a blog post, CrowdStrike's Dmitri Alperovich said that the first observed intrusion was detected on September 26 – one day after President Barack Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State visit.

    "Over the last three weeks, CrowdStrike Falcon platform has detected and prevented a number of intrusions into our customers’ systems from actors we have affiliated with the Chinese government. Seven of the companies are firms in the Technology or Pharmaceuticals sectors, where the primary benefit of the intrusions seems clearly aligned to facilitate theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, rather than to conduct traditional national-security related intelligence collection which the Cyber agreement does not prohibit," Alperovich wrote.

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