The Obama administration is responding to the cyber attack on Office of Personnel Management (OPM) networks that compromised personal data of 22.1 million Americans by embarking on a weeks-long process to select a contractor who will notify affected individuals that their information has been stolen.
President Obama thanked China, the suspected source of the large-scale cyber attacks against the Office of Personnel Management, for its role in finalizing the Iran nuclear arms deal.
President Barack Obama has emboldened China’s Communist Party by failing to publicly condemn its human rights abuses, according to Chen Guangcheng, a prominent Chinese dissident who spoke with the Washington Free Beacon amid a widening crackdown on dissent in the country.
Japan’s parliament voted on Thursday to grant its military the authority to fight in foreign conflicts for the first time since World War II, a move aimed in part at countering aggressive actions from China, the New York Times reports.
Chinese-government linked hackers are using American computer services companies in conducting cyber attacks against private company networks, according to cyber security analysts.
Two B-52 bombers conducted a nonstop, long-range simulated mission to Australia recently that is part of the Pentagon’s effort to bolster allies in Asia against a growing Chinese threat.
Nine major cyber attacks targeting the personal data of millions of Americans were carried out against federal and private computer networks in the past year, according to an internal report by the Department of Homeland Security.
Human rights groups are urging the Obama administration to halt an impending visit by the Chinese president to Washington amid reports that Beijing has launched a sweeping crackdown against dozens of rights lawyers in the country.
A Chinese microchip company has prepared a multi-billion-dollar bid to purchase Micron Technology Inc. If successful, it would be the largest Chinese takeover of a United States company and grant the Chinese access to important technology, the Wall Street Journal reported.