Chinese economic cyber-espionage on decline, says U.S. official

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 10:26 AM

By Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said on Tuesday that Chinese hacking activity appears to have declined since the Chinese government vowed last September to stop supporting the hacking of U.S. trade secrets.

The assertion supports findings released earlier this month from cyber security firm FireEye that breaches attributed to China-based groups had plunged by 90 percent in the past two years.

(Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)