China’s next five-year plan offers preview of cybersecurity targets

Is your industry next in line to be targeted by China’s government-sponsored hackers? To find out, look at China’s latest five-year plan, suggests a global threat report released this morning.

The report covers attacks by nation states, cybercriminals and hacktivists.

“China is the biggest offender that we can see,” said Adam Meyers, vice president of intelligence at security vendor CrowdStrike, which produced the report.

The country is mostly focused on collecting intelligence that supports its economic system, according to the report.

“The last five-year plan was effectively a road-map of everything China was going to target,” he said.

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