Is Chinese government hacking of U.S. firms on the decline?

by Fred Donovan
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Pen Testing & Audits hacking & cyberattacks

The U.S. government has long complained about Chinese hackers, including Chinese military personnel, targeting U.S. companies and government agencies in order to steal valuable information on military weapons systems and other valuable intellectual property. The Chinese government has been adamant that they do not engage in hacking. After years of negotiations, the U.S. and Chinese governments signed an agreement last September pledging that neither government would conduct or knowingly support cyberespionage for commercial gain. Perhaps reflecting this agreement, activity from Chinese hackers has slowed down, according to a recent report by cybersecurity firm FireEye.