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Opinion varies on action against Chinese cyberattacks

Antone Gonsalves | May 21, 2013
New cyberespionage attack by People's Liberation Army prompts calls for action such as sanctions, but experts are mixed on best response

"If we come to the conclusion that we can have a two-way exchange of threat information that would definitely help," said George Torsten, vice president of marketing and products at risk management company Agiliance.

Another option favored by Bejtlich would be to name the people leading the attacks from China. Pressure against these individuals could be raised through visa restrictions, preventing them from traveling to the U.S.

He suggested legislation similar to the 2012 Magnitsky Act that gave the president the authority to bar individuals from the U.S. for human rights violations.

"That sort of action is a little bit more visible and has more tangible consequences," Bejtlich said.

 

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