China reportedly tries to hack U.S. businesses the day after agreeing not to

Chinese hackers have gone after seven U.S. tech and pharmaceutical companies since the presidents of both countries agreed not to knowingly carry out corporate espionage, according to security firm CrowdStrike.

The company says in a blog post that it has identified a known hacking group in China as intruding into the seven U.S. companies starting the day after Presidents Xi and Obama announced the pact.

“It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the intrusions from Chinese-government affiliated actors we have detected during this time period; it is limited only to commercial entities that fit squarely within the hacking prohibitions covered under the Cyber agreement,” says CrowStrike CTO Dmitri Alperovitch.

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Network World Tim Greene