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Associated Press Quotes Stewart Baker on Chinese Cyberattacks on US

February 5, 2013

The Associated Press quoted Steptoe partner Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, in an article published on January 31 titled “US Looking at Action Against China Cyberattacks.”  The article discusses the ongoing cyberattacks believed to be carried out by China-based hackers aimed at corporate and government computer systems across the US.  The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both recently reported that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers.

The article states that officials are urging tougher action against these threats, suggesting that talking with senior Chinese officials, including the military, has had no effect.

“We need to find new approaches if we want to dissuade this type of activity,” says Mr. Baker.  “The US must do a better job of attributing the cyberattacks to particular groups or nations and see if we can sanction the people who are actually benefiting from them.”

The full article can be read at the Associated Press.