McCaul Statement on Indictment of Chinese Cyber Crimes Against United States

May 19, 2014 Issues: Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement on the indictment of members of the Chinese government for cyber attacks against the United States.

Chairman McCaul:  "America's adversaries including China, Iran, and Russia are relentlessly attacking and probing our computer networks looking for ways to conduct cyber espionage and to disrupt and destroy our critical infrastructure including financial institutions, energy grids and transportation systems that keep our nation moving.  

"The sharp increase in cyber intrusions on U.S. businesses, with many victims not even knowing they have been hacked, is a direct threat to our economic stability and global competitiveness.  Today's indictment by the Department of Justice sends a clear message to our adversaries that cyber espionage and theft of American intellectual property, trade secrets, and jobs will not be tolerated.  The threat from our enemies has never been greater and that is exactly why Congress needs to pass cybersecurity legislation this year.”

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