Senate Bill Calls For ‘Watch List’ Of Nations Cyberspying On U.S., Trade Sanctions

A posting from Dark Reading  in there Advance threats  section:

In a week that began with the rare move of the Pentagon calling out the Chinese government and military for attacks on U.S. government networks, some key senators have drafted a bill that would create a watch list of nations conducting cyberespionage against the U.S., and spell out just what technologies and products are being stolen — as well as which foreign firms benefit from the intellectual property stolen from the U.S.

The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is the latest move by the U.S. to ratchet up pressure on China, which has been outed as one of the world’s biggest cyberespionage actors. China, in typical fashion, yesterday shot down the Defense Department’s claims of cyberspying, calling them “irresponsible and harmful” and denying any state-sanctioned hacking.

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