Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Espionage What Goes Around...

China fears cyberattacks because it is creating cutting-edge technology that others will want to steal, says its envoy to Canada (Lu Shaye), a rebuttal of the widely held view that the country is a leader in internet espionage.

Canada and China recently agreed to stop state-sponsored hacking of each other’s trade secrets and business information, but experts say the deal is unverifiable and potentially meaningless...

“China is technically advanced now and we are afraid that our things will be stolen by others,” Lu said through a translator in an interview with The Canadian Press.

China’s innovators are making great strides in quantum communications, supercomputing, and other information technology, he continued.

Last year, China launched a large satellite to support quantum communications, which New Scientist magazine describes as “a form of secure communication in which the laws of quantum mechanics prevent eavesdroppers from snooping in.” more