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New word on a growing threat from China.
-- cyber spying now that's what we're talking about the house holding a hearing as cyber security experts really sound the alarm they say.
When it comes to high tech espionage the Chinese are racing ahead in the US in showing no signs.
Of letting up Catherine Herridge is live in Washington with more on this story -- -- I what do we expect to hear today.
Well thank you Jenna good morning at this hour the White House is unveiling its proposals for cyber security specifically ways to make -- safer including the use of digital IDs.
Also the growing threat as you mentioned from China is being investigated in being investigated on the hill by the house foreign relations committee that event is scheduled to begin at any time now.
Newly released cables by WikiLeaks have shown -- that the US intelligence community in cyber attacks on the Chinese military.
As early as 2009.
And a former senior intelligence official confirms to fox.
For the cyber intrusions and attacks our state sponsored by the Chinese Government.
Adding that there is no country that spends more money and invest more of its human capital in cyber spying and cyber theft.
The CIA director recently testified to congress on this impending threat.
When it comes to national security I think this represents the battleground for the future I've often said.
That I think the potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber attack.
If you have a cyber attack that brings down our power grid system.
Brings down our financial systems brings down our government systems you could paralyze this country.
Separately a source familiar with the intelligence confirms to pot to fox that in 2005.
It was really turning point for the Chinese they became more aggressive especially their use of something called advanced persistent threats -- a PTs that are meant to infiltrate -- network --
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