Obama: China, U.S. must reach "firm understanding" on cyberattacks

06/10/2013 | Washington Post, The

The U.S. and China must reach a "firm understanding" on how to deal with cyberattacks, President Barack Obama said during discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. So far, the two leaders have gone over cybersecurity issues "at the 40,000-foot level," Obama added. Meanwhile, China has agreed with several countries, including the U.S., that international law should apply to cyber activities, which is "a significant step toward ensuring that civilians and civilian systems such as energy grids are not targeted in cyberattacks," this article says.

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