A top U.S. official called on China to investigate and stop cyberattacks, which he said pose a growing threat to the countries' economic relationship.
Tom Donilon, U.S. President Barack Obama's national security advisor, said the U.S. will take steps to protect its economy from cyberthreats, which he said have eclipsed ordinary cybercrime and hacking.
U.S. businesses have serious concerns about the theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies "through cyber intrusions emanating from China on an unprecedented scale," he said.
"The international community cannot afford to tolerate such activity from any country," said Donilon in a speech to The Asia Society in New York. Read more...
A week ago, the country's oil ministry confirmed that it and other facilities in the energy industry had been targeted by malware attacks.
Today, the Mehr News Agency said that Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam, Iran's national police chief, had claimed that his office has "found clues about recent cyberattacks on a number of Iranian ministries and companies."
Mehr is a semi-official arm of the Iranian government. Read more...