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Trump Readies Security Order Limiting Huawei, Other Foreign Telecoms

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China’s Huawei, three …

China Abandons Pledge, Returns to Very Active Hacking of U.S., Report Says

China largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as President Donald Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year, according to the cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike Inc. A slowdown in Chinese hacking following the cybersecurity agreement Obama’s …

CIA Says China, Russia Pose Biggest Cyber Attack Threats to U.S.

Russia and China pose the biggest espionage and cyber attack threats to the United States and are more aligned than they have been in decades, the leader of the U.S. intelligence community told U.S. senators on Tuesday. While the two …

U.S. Warns of New Cyber Attacks by Group with China Ties

The U.S. government on Wednesday warned that a hacking group widely known as cloudhopper, which Western cybersecurity firms have linked to the Chinese government, has launched attacks on technology service providers in a campaign to steal data from their clients. …

Demand for Cyber Insurance in China Expected to Rise After WannaCry Attack: AIG

Demand for cyber insurance from firms in Greater China and elsewhere in Asia is poised to soar, based on inquiries received after the “WannaCry ransomware” attack earlier this year, executives at American International Group Inc. said. The American insurer saw …

China’s President Xi Pledges ‘New Model’ of ‘Mutual Respect’ with U.S. Amid Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping opened his U.S. visit by seeking to ease concerns on almost every dispute between the two powers, even expressing readiness to cut a deal on one of the thorniest issues, cybersecurity. In a 35-minute speech in …

U.S. Eyes China, Russia Sanctions Over Cyber Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had …

Obama Seeks ‘Nimble, Aggressive, Well-Resourced’ Cyber Defense

President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defenses, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role. Obama …

U.S. Business Groups Concerned by Cyber Security Law Aimed at China

The U.S.-China Business Council on Monday criticized a new U.S. law aimed at thwarting cyber attacks by discouraging the Justice Department and several other government agencies from buying information technology systems from China. “The national security of the United States …

U.S. Welcomes China Talks on Cyber Security

The White House on Wednesday welcomed China’s willingness to hold talks with Washington about cyber security threats, amid growing U.S. concerns about hacking attacks emanating from China. U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon called on China on Monday to acknowledge …