- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

President Obama will bring up China’s cyberspying when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at talks in Beijing next week.

U.S. officials told reporters of the upcoming confrontation while briefing them on the president’s trip, Reuters reported Tuesday. Previous U.S. protests against Chinese spying failed to yield any substantive results, Reuters reported.

One of the most recent high-profile cyberattacks linked to China includes the theft of data on U.S. F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, as well as Boeing’s C-17 cargo plane.

Su Bin, formerly of the Chinese aviation firm Lode Technologies, was arrested in Canada in June at the request of the FBI. He and two other two Chinese-based co-conspirators are accused of stealing a treasure trove of data from Boeing and other contractors in Europe.

U.S. global security company Northrop Grumman also had to give its employees new training on phishing attacks after it was reported that Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems were compromised by Chinese hackers.

“Huge quantities of sensitive information” on Israel’s Iron Dome were taken between 2011 and 2012, the security website KrebsOnSecurity reported in July. A group known as Unit 61398, which is linked to the People’s Liberation Army, is believed to be behind the attack.

“At the time, the issue was treated as required by the applicable rules and procedures,” IAI spokeswoman Eliana Fishler wrote in an email to the website, Krebs reported.

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