China Hacking Revelations Show Limits Of Political Pacts

January 10, 2019

Jonathan Meyer comments on a recent indictment regarding Chinese hacking of business data. "Indicting reputed agents of the Chinese government also carries the risk of prompting China to target U.S. Indictments can still be a valuable tool in establishing that the U.S. government is willing to follow up on its public criticism of China's hacking campaigns." Meyer says "The point is to send a message. It's important to have a consistency of message, and consistency of activity on this. It appears that we are seeing a more consistent drumbeat from the U.S. on this issue. If you are going to complain about someone breaking the law, you should take steps to enforce the law through the legal process."