On September 25, China and the U.S. entered into an agreement that neither country would support hacking into private companies to steal corporate secrets.
But a company called CrowdStrike is claiming that China has tried to hack seven U.S. companies in the last three weeks, starting on September 26. It also says that the information held at these companies is commercial and not related to government.
While CrowdStrike isn't naming the companies, it did say that five were tech firms and two were pharmaceutical companies. Crowdstrike says that due to the servers and software used in the attacks, the hackers are likely associated with the Chinese government.
So far the attacks have been unsuccessful, but are presumably ongoing. The Chinese government maintains that it isn't involved, and the U.S. government says it is monitoring the situation.
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