Russia and China are the leaders in spying on German technology and pose a threat to the country, said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere presenting an annual report by Germany’s internal security agency.
The 300-page report by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency – was presented on Monday by its head Heinz Fromm along with Maiziere, Deutsche Welle (DW) writes.
The authors of the report underline that Germany is a country with an economy oriented for the development of technologies and export.
“The situation with dangers [to German economy] is concrete. Such states as Russia and China – via their secret services – actively conduct undercover work in such fields as economy, science and research,” the document reads.
According to the data released, Russia and China also “track technical information as well as business strategies.”More...