On the ABC TV News (Aus) this evening, concern about just how much 'Hacking' is coming at us (everyone) out of China is rising, raising the question who and how many Chinese are spying on 'Our' sensitive data. "Shields up", and a determined effort at online security are at last becoming points of interest in Australia finally.
Opening spiel from the above report .(pdf) posted by AndrzejL
"...China’s economic espionage has reached an intolerable level
and I believe that the United States and our allies in Europe and
Asia have an obligation to confront Beijing and demand that they
put a stop to this piracy.
Beijing is waging a massive trade war on us all, and we should
band together to pressure them to stop. Combined, the United
States and our allies in Europe and Asia have significant
diplomatic and economic leverage over China, and we should
use this to our advantage to put an end to this scourge.”1
— U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, October, 2011
It is unprofessional and groundless to accuse
the Chinese military of launching cyber attacks
without any conclusive evidence.”2
— Chinese Defense Ministry, January, 2013
-- [ Aside:
Calling; stealing via the Net "Piracy" has gone out of favour with persons wanting it stopped in the U.S. with Johny Depp's portrayal of a pirate having become so popular.