US warns China to stop 'unprecedented' wave of cyber attacks against country
London, Mar 12 : US President Barack Obama's most senior security aide has said that Beijing must take action to stop the 'unprecedented' wave of cyber-attacks against America.
Tom Donilon, Obama's national security adviser, said Beijing should take serious steps to investigate and put a stop to these activities.
He urged Chinese officials to show 'recognition of the urgency and scope of this problem and the risk it poses, to international trade, to the reputation of Chinese industry and to our overall relations,' the Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, Donilon's remarks came amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing over a string of cyber-attacks that have been linked to the Chinese military.
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post all disclosed earlier this year that their corporate computer networks had been penetrated by Chinese hackers, who were apparently trying to monitor US coverage of Chinese issues.
Last month an anonymous-looking tower block in Shanghai was named as the alleged headquarters of hackers working for the Chinese military, the paper said.