Chinese cyber attacks against American firms are “ongoing” and the use of covert cyber tools and methods by Beijing hackers led to a statistical decline in cyber activities, according to an internal State Department security report.

The report by the State Department-led Overseas Security Advisory Council, or OSAC, a public-private partnership, challenges the findings of a recent study by the private cyber security firm FireEye that says the decline in the number of Chinese-origin cyber attacks indicated China has cut back from large-scale cyber attacks.

Source: State Department Report Says Chinese Cyber Attacks ‘Ongoing’ – Washington Free Beacon