Pentagon Ups Cyber Espionage Accusations Against China

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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China has engaged in widespread cyber espionage in a bid to extract information about the US government's foreign policy and military plans, said a Pentagon report issued Monday.

China kept up a steady campaign of hacking in 2012 that included attempts to target US government computer networks, which could provide Beijing a better insight into America's policy deliberations and military capabilities, according to the Pentagon's annual assessment of China's military.

Department of Defense

"In 2012, numerous computer systems around the world, including those owned by the US government, continued to be targeted for intrusions, some of which appear to be attributable directly to the Chinese government and military," it said.

The report marked the most explicit statement yet from the United States that it believes China's cyber spying is focused on the US government, as well as American corporations.

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