An unusually open statement about China’s cyberattacks on British businesses from MI5:
“The Government has openly accused China of carrying out state-sponsored espionage against vital parts of Britain’s economy, including the computer systems of big banks and financial services firms.”
It interestingly came out a week after the 11/21/2007 report in the American congress from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission blasted the PRC’s espionage activities: “Chinese espionage in the United States, which now comprises the single greatest threat to U.S. technology, is straining the U.S. counterintelligence establishment.”
The report also discusses the PRC’s DDoS capabilites and cyberwarfare capabilities. The word “cyber” appears over thirty times in that report, in relation to “attacks”, “weapons” and “warfare”.