Instead, the Biden government chose to bring together enough allies to join the public denunciation of China in order to maximize pressure on Beijing to contain the cyberattacks, the official said.
The joint statement on criticism of China to be made by the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the European Union, Japan and New Zealand is unusually broad. It is also the first such declaration by NATO publicly targeting Beijing for cybercrime.
The European Union on Monday condemned “malicious cyber activities” from Chinese territory, but heard about to denounce the Chinese government’s responsibility.
“This irresponsible and harmful behavior has created security risks and significant economic losses for our government institutions and private companies, and has had significant spillover and systemic effects on our security, economy and society as a whole,” said Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU foreign policy chief, said in a Explanation. “These activities can be linked to the hacking groups,” the statement said.
Mr. Borrell urged the Chinese authorities not to allow “the use of his territory” for such activities and “to take all appropriate measures and steps reasonably available and feasible to uncover, investigate and remediate the situation.”
The National Security Agency, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency also issued a warning on Monday that Chinese hacking poses a “great threat” to the United States and its allies. China’s goals include “political, economic, military, and educational institutions, and critical infrastructures.”
According to the report, criminal groups hired by the government aim to steal sensitive data, critical technology and intellectual property.