Monday, August 02, 2010

FT.com / US & Canada - Ex-CIA chief downplays claims of China ‘cyberwar’

Interesting times

“As an intelligence professional, I stand back in absolute awe and wonder,” he said of the Chinese campaign to wrest industrial and defence secrets from major Western companies. “It is magnificent in its depth, its breadth and its persistence.”

But he said the US was also maintaining a presence on foreign networks and that no countries ever pledged not to steal information from one another. “We’re actually pretty good at this, and the Chinese aren’t the only ones doing it,” he said in the keynote address at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

FT.com / US & Canada - Ex-CIA chief downplays claims of China ‘cyberwar’

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