Why China is the number one cyber threat

Subscriber + limited When U.S. and British officials on Monday charged China with cyber espionage and imposed sanctions on China for attacking millions of people in both countries, it marked the latest in a cyber war that has sharply escalated over the past year. It was just the latest salvo. .

US and UK called a group The hacker, Advanced Persistent Threat 31 (also known as APT31), said it was run by China’s Ministry of State Security. Officials said the APT31 campaign has been going on for more than a decade and has targeted members of the U.S. and British parliaments, as well as academics, journalists and employees of companies that have been critical of China. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the purpose of the hack was to “oppress critics of the Chinese regime, compromise government agencies, and steal trade secrets.”

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