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US Steel's China hacking gripe clever but risky

Gina Chon 

Gina Chon United States Steel's complaint about alleged Chinese hacking is clever but risky. The giant producer claims cyber theft violates trade laws and has asked the US International Trade Commission to block offending firms' imports. It's a novel approach to a thorny problem but one unlikely to attract imitators. China often gets blamed for corporate hacks, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation saying it was behind a 53 per cent increase in economic espionage cases from 2014 to 2015. A Chinese national pleaded guilty last March to charges of conspiring over six years to infiltrate ...

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First Published: Sun, May 01 2016. 21:21 IST
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