U.S. says has brought cyber-theft concerns to Chinese government

WASHINGTON Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:56pm IST

A U.S. Marine Sergeant works on a computer in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Samantha Sais/Files

A U.S. Marine Sergeant works on a computer in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Samantha Sais/Files

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has repeatedly taken up its concerns about Chinese cyber-theft at the highest levels of the Chinese government, including with Chinese military officials, the White House said on Tuesday.

The U.S. comment followed a report by a U.S. computer security company that said a secretive Chinese military unit is believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks, which prompted a strong denial by Beijing.

"I can tell you that we have repeatedly raised our concerns at the highest levels about cyber theft with senior Chinese oficials including in the military and we will continue to do so," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. But he declined to comment specifically on the contents of the report.

(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick)

FILED UNDER:

Reuters Showcase

Documentary Banned

Documentary Banned

Documentary on 2012 Delhi gang rape banned in India.  Full Article 

RBI Rate Cut

RBI Rate Cut

RBI surprises with post-budget rate cut.  Full Article 

Bollywood Focus

Bollywood Focus

Franchise Man swoops in to save Bollywood.  Full Article 

Snowden seeks Return

Snowden seeks Return

Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home - lawyer.  Full Article 

Carry Your Litter

Carry Your Litter

Nepal tells Mount Everest litterbugs to take out the trash.  Full Article 

Healthcare Mess

Healthcare Mess

Exclusive - Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programmes  Full Article 

Reuters Interview

Reuters Interview

Budget lacks wow, but good enough: Jim O’Neill.  Full Article 

Defence Budget

Defence Budget

China defence budget rise to defy slowing economy.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage