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The congressionally created U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission has warned that China has been stealing vast amounts of U.S. computer data through cyber-espionage.  These cyber-activities “quite possibly will be exacerbated by China’s growing need for natural resources to support its population and economy that it cannot obtain domestically. The United States should watch these trends closely and act to protect its interests.”

The Commission used its own analysts and investigators to compile information on cyber-espionage based on input from defense, military and intelligence agencies and specialists.

A report based on their findings reveals that the 10 most prominent U.S. defense contractors are believed to have been “victims of cyber-espionage through penetrations of their unclassified networks.” Among them are Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman.

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