Warning China to put an end to cyber-attacks, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said the US will take any measures necessary to protect itself from intrusions.
Large companies and businesses have expressed concerns over recent cyber-attacks as proprietary technologies and classified information may have been leaked “through cyber intrusions emanating from China.â€
“The international community cannot afford to tolerate such activity from any country,” said Donilon. â€œAs the President said in the State of the Union, we will take action to protect our economy against cyber-threats.â€
With Mandiantâ€™s report pointing the finger at a Chinese hacker group rumored to be affiliated with the Chinese Army, Donilonâ€™s speech strongly emphasizes the need for more resources to counteract cyber-attacks and defend key infrastructure against any disturbance.
Saying that both countries face risks in terms of protecting key sensitive data, the national security advisor stated that itâ€™s the interest of both the US and China that China take steps to halt all attacks coming from its soil.
â€œEconomies as large as the United States and China have a tremendous shared stake in ensuring that the Internet remains open, interoperable, secure, reliable, and stable,â€ said Donilon. â€œBoth countries face risks when it comes to protecting personal data and communications, financial transactions, critical infrastructure, or the intellectual property and trade secrets that are so vital to innovation and economic growth.â€
Concluding that itâ€™s in everyoneâ€™s best interest to communicate and collaborate in putting an end to such attacks, Donilon believes the US is still â€œa resident Pacific power, resilient and indispensable.â€