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Reuters: US, China Presidents Set to Discuss Cyber Issues

CyberCrimeKeyboardSenior executives from some cybersecurity companies have observed a decline in the hacking activities of China-based attackers as the meeting between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping looms, Reuters reported Saturday.

Joseph Menn writes Obama and Xi are set to discuss cyber issues, among others, in a scheduled meeting this week in Washington.

“The pace of new breaches feels like it’s tempering,” Kevin Mandia, founder of Mandiant, told Reuters ahead of the meeting.

Stuart McClure, chief executive of Cylance, also told the news agency he observed a decrease in the amount of cyber attacks from China over the past six months.

Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, also told Reuters he noticed a “consolidation in activity coming out of China” and believes “it’s down a notch.”

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