The United States wants to know how large the involvement of the Chinese government is
The first National Intelligence Estimate that will include cybercrimes is expected to be provided by US intelligence agencies to policymakers at the beginning of 2013.The report will detail all the cyber espionage campaigns launched against the United States, including (or especially) those that originated from China, the LA Times reports.
A number of 17 intelligence agencies have contributed to determining the extent of the damage caused by attacks as a result of which US intellectual property was stolen.
While China has denied on numerous occasions any involvement in the attacks launched against the country, US officials reveal that they’ve even managed to trace some of the attacks back to a desk in an office building owned by the People’s Liberation Army.
That’s why, the National Intelligence Estimate seeks to determine the exact role played by the Chinese government in the theft of intellectual property.