Friday, July 24, 2015

FBI Probes 'Hundreds' Of China Spy Cases

Shane Harris at the Daily Beast offers a piece on the FBI investigating Chinese cyber espionage case.

The FBI has seen a surge in cases of economic espionage in the past year, and the bureau says that China is largely to blame.
China’s intelligence services are “as aggressive now as they’ve ever been,” said Assistant Director Randall Coleman, who runs the bureau’s counterintelligence division. He and other senior FBI officials described the threat China poses to U.S. companies during a rare, on-the-record briefing with reporters Thursday. It was an event meant to underscore the pervasive nature of intellectual-property and trade-secrets theft and to alert businesses to protect themselves.
“The predominant threat we face right now is from China,” Coleman said.
The FBI has linked the theft of a broad range of technologies—from seeds to software—to the Chinese government, he said. The number of cases investigated by the division, which is responsible for stopping and catching spies, has shot up 53 percent in the past year, Coleman said. The precise number of total cases is classified, but Coleman said it’s “in the hundreds.” 

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  1. I worry that American cyber-cops are not up to the challenge, and I fear big problems ahead. But maybe I am just paranoid.

  2. R.T.,

    To me, paranoid is just properly security-conscious (Ha).

    I believe we have the talent at NSA and other agencies, but they must have the proper leadership.

    I worry that the feds (my old gang) are not receiving the leadership required.