U.S. pulls spies from China after cyber attack

USA director of national intelligence James Clapper has said the U.S. government has yet to figure out exactly who was behind a devastating attack on its government employee vetting department earlier this year.

The Central Intelligence Agency pulled a number of officers from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure in the wake of the massive cybertheft of the personal data of federal employees, current and former USA officials said.

While the “common understanding” reached between the USA and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit last week shows progress, many have cast doubt on the impact it will really have in protecting the U.S.in the ever-changing cyberspace landscape.

China is not the only country to conduct these types of attacks, though it has acted on a much larger scale.


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