Cyber Incidents Attributed to China

Many times in discussion of cybersecurity with Chinese colleagues one hears the charge that there is no evidence that China and Chinese hackers are responsible for the many incidents attributed to them. CSIS did a review of open source literature identifying China as the source of hacking and cyber espionage incidents. This is an initial list, as we know of major cyber incidents attributed to China by officials in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, and others. We have broken our list into two parts. The first section refers to reports that identify specific individuals and entities; the second section refers to incident ascribed generally to China.

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program

Laura Saporito