Cyber thieves looking to steal US technology
Foreign spies from China, Russia, and Iran are conducting aggressive cyber operations to steal valuable U.S. technology and economic secrets, according to a U.S. counterintelligence report.The US needs to have a cyber defense network that can track these thieves and crash their computers. The sooner the better. It should be somewhat automated at least as strong as a missile defense system.
The report by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, a DNI counterspy unit, concludes China is among the most aggressive states engaged in stealing U.S. proprietary information as part of a government-directed program.
Artificial intelligence and the internet of things are giving adversaries new tools for cyber spying, the report said.
Key technologies under cyber attack from foreign economic spies are related to the energy, biotechnology, defense, environmental protection, high-end manufacturing, and information and communications industries.