“The committee chairman, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, confirmed recent reports of ambitious efforts by Chinese hacking groups – traced by one American computer security firm to a Chinese military unit in Shanghai – to penetrate American, European and Asian businesses and siphon off blueprints and corporate secrets.
Obama administration officials have said the attacks have become so intense that they threaten the fundamental relationship between the United States and China. Beijing has denied any role in computer hacking, saying the activity is illegal.
Asked on the ABC News program “This Week” whether he believed that the Chinese government and military were behind the economic espionage, Mr. Rogers replied, “Beyond a shadow of a doubt.”
He said the attacks were illegal and unprecedented in scope, and that the United States was not currently able to protect American companies from them.