CSIS warns business leaders of Chinese cyber-spies

Canada’s intelligence service is warning Canadian businesses about the growing threat of Chinese cyber-spies.

Sources have told CBC News that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is alerting some of the country’s top corporate executives that their companies may be the target of Chinese computer hackers.

In an e-mail, a CSIS spokesperson said the agency can’t comment on specific conversations. But the spokesperson said there is “no denying that Canada is an attractive target for economic and political espionage, owing to our prominence in strategic sectors such communications, biotechnology, mineral and energy extraction, aerospace and others.”

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