The White House announced that it is drafting sanctions to punish countries like China that wage cyber warfare against U.S. systems, Bloomberg Business reports. While specifics of the mandates have yet to be announced, the move left the targeted nations nonplussed. “Cyberattacks are usually conducted anonymously and across borders, making them hard to trace back to the source,” wrote Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai. “Unfounded accusations or megaphone diplomacy will be nothing but counterproductive.” Meanwhile, data protection legislation in the Senate may be stalled by privacy concerns and a legislation-heavy fall.
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