WASHINGTON – Communist China’s forces conducted 700 cyber-attacks against targets in the United States to steal its innovations in last five years – revealed NBC News. Television obtained map from National Security Agency with marked places of successful attacks.
The Chinese government run “the massive cyber assault on all sectors of the U.S economy, including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. government and military”, said the network.
National Security Agency’s analysts, reviewing incidents with innovations stolen by China, marked cities where 600 companies affected by Chinese are localised. Attacks were focused on the American centres of industry and innovation including Silicon Valley, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Detroit. Chinese government attacked California’s companies 50 times. The result: innovations stolen by China. Chinese attempted to steal particularly data about the technological innovation in the electrical power, telecommunications and Internet backbone.
U.S. intelligence sources explained that each red dot symbolises successful attack in which Chinese government stole “everything from from specifications for hybrid cars to formulas for pharmaceutical products to details about U.S. military and civilian air traffic control systems.”
The existence of the map confirms that NSA knows which companies and institutions became a target of Chinese government’s hackers.
The lose of US industry to Chinese government’s hackers actions (innovations stolen by China) is staggering.
“It’s the greatest transfer of wealth in history,” said in 2012 General Keith Alexander, then director of the National Security Agency.
Authors of the report published by 14 U.S. intelligence agencies on November of 2011on the innovations stolen by China described a broad-scale consequences of Chinese industrial espionage campaign. Its goal were also innovative industries: biotechnology, telecommunications, and nanotechnology, as well as clean energy. Report describe a case of one American metallurgical company which lost $1 billion of technology developed in 20 years to China’s hackers.
In March of 2012 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration told Congress that China-based hackers had gained access to sensitive files stored on computers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The director of National Security Agency “General Alexander put the annual cost of cyber theft and innovations stolen by China at $338 billion a year. To put that number in perspective, a new Gerald R. Ford- class aircraft carrier costs about $12 billion”, said in 2013 in his testimony for House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Dr. Larry Wortzel, a member of U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.