About a year ago, China and the United States formally agreed not to conduct or knowingly support the cyber theft of each other’s intellectual property.
So, how is that agreement working out?
Not great, said Adm. Mike Rogers, head of US Cyber Command.
“Cyber operations from China are still targeting and exploiting US government, defense industry, academic and private computer networks,” Rogers said last April during testimony before a US Senate committee.
Cyber theft of US trade secrets can easily ruin American businesses and result in higher prices for consumers. Even more worrisome, stolen American military secrets could put US servicemen and women at risk during combat.