A recent congressional panel has warned the US government that China has increased computer attacks on sensitive US networks.
According to the Sidney Morning Herald; the attacks, which seem to target the US government, Military and Defense contractors, are creating concern in high places.
The panel also pointed out that the growing Chinese space program is allowing for better military targeting of US forces and installations.
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"China is stealing vast amounts of sensitive information from US computer networks," said Larry Wortzel, chairman of the commission set up by Congress in 2000 to advise, investigate and report on US-China issues.
The commission of six Democrats and six Republicans said in the unanimously approved report that China's massive military modernisation and its "impressive but disturbing" space and computer warfare capabilities "suggest China is intent on expanding its sphere of control even at the expense of its Asian neighbours and the United States".
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