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cyber espionage

Unauthorized spying by computer. The term generally refers to the deployment of viruses that clandestinely observe or destroy data in the computer systems of government agencies and large enterprises. See Stuxnet and Flame virus.
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The US government has long raised concerns about cyber spying and theft emanating from China and has urged Beijing to do more to curb the problem.
had also reportedly blamed it for cyber spying in the past.
In a related development, security firm Symantec said Monday that a highly sophisticated cyber spying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others.
is guilty of equally egregious violations -- widespread cyber spying on international leaders, trade negotiators, and foreign firms.
Chinese media called the United States "a high-level hooligan" and officials accused Washington of applying "double standards" on issues of cyber spying.
China is seen as one of the biggest threats to US industry and it is the first time a country has pursued another over cyber spying.
Hagel made the comments on Friday at the National Security Agency headquarters, as he prepares to visit China next week, where officials are likely to challenge him amid reports of aggressive US cyber spying, news24 reports.
Helen Warrell for MI5 warns universities on cyber spying (Financial Times)
American officials have voiced increasing alarm at cyber spying from China that has hit U.
Dean Cheng's report on the results of the Mandiant investigation into Chinese cyber spying does an excellent job of laying out the difference in Chinese and Western views on the distribution of espionage activities between military and commercial targets and explaining the Chinese notion of "informationization," one of the more grating current bits of nomenclature.
intelligence agencies were aware of the activities of Chinese cyber spying before the Mandiant report.
There has been a surge in cyber spying in the last 12 months.