Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Beijing expected to escape US hacking sanctions

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Looming sanctions aimed at Chinese interests suspected of stealing and profiting from U.S. trade secrets are unlikely to directly target Beijing, as the White House is expected to go after companies instead of foreign governments.

A series of leaked comments from unnamed White House sources over the past few days has revealed that sanctions against hackers are now in the works. But experts say they won't apply to cyberattacks like the recent hack of the federal Office of Professional Management, which compromised the personal information of millions of workers and is widely considered to be the work of state-backed hackers.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/252703-beijing-expected-to-escape-us-hacking-sanctions

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