back to article US-China cyber espionage treaty 'will do nothing': FireEye boss

The China-US treaty will do next to nothing to slow or stymie espionage attacks, says FireEye boss Kevin Mandia. Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping recently pledged to stop economic espionage efforts, in a bid to repair the bilateral relationship between the countries. The agreement, positioned as a means to curb wholesale …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear Kevin Mandia

    Is it possible that they already have everything that they need and that 50k Chinese teenagers haven't gotten the message yet?

    1. Mark 85

      Re: Dear Kevin Mandia

      Well, they do need to check regularly just in case there's something new that's popped up... Unless they backdoored in an automatic backup/mirror to China, that is.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    the [Chinese] President "considers the PLA ... to be not part of" the Chinese Government

    The Chinese president would be pedantically correct if he in considers the PLA not to be part of the Chinese Government. It is part of the Chinese Communist Party, not the Chinese Government, and is commanded by the Central Military Commission of the Chinese Communist Party.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The Right Thing to Do as IT Unmasks the Rotten Root Problem for Eradication/Liquidation

    When defending the indefensible and oppressive and inequitable, are astute anonymous attacks on corrupted and perverted subversive systems intellectual property only fit and proper and more than just honourable. And such applications will always be increasingly successful in an age and spaces of instantly available information for world wide web sharing.

    And should not such Applied IT Missions be Prime Virtual Terrain Team Territory for any and all CyberIntelAIgencies/GCHQ type operations to capture to lead by example, rather than surveil and howl at the moon about?

    Do they lead brightly from the front or follow dumb instructions from that and/or those in the dark rear and shadows? Who and/or what be providing Future Scripture?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Doesn't this FireEye guy realise that the hacking cuts both ways. Maybe if he was against the US hacking other world governments what he says might carry more weight.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      A Universal Constant and Convenient Restraint?

      Doesn't this FireEye guy realise that the hacking cuts both ways. Maybe if he was against the US hacking other world governments what he says might carry more weight. .... Ivan 4

      'Tis and 'twas ever the case of wannabe Caesar and Napoleon types, Ivan 4 ....... Do as I and we, who be few, say and not as we and I, and any who be relatively new to Great Gamesplays, do.

      Will such survive and prosper and fester in the future too, do you think?

  5. rtb61

    The idiot is an idiot. What will it do, open up lines of regulatory communications. Of investigatory agents in both countries, talking together and starting to work together to tackle digital fraud. Why doe the five eyes or in really one eyed dick and for blind mice hate it, loss of power something outside of their control, their power base. A one eyed dick and four blind mice is not the same as having to partner equally with China, of course they hate it.

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