A group of the world’s industrialized nations issued a largely meaningless statement on Monday arguing that member states ought to not “conduct or support” stealing of intellectual house “or other confidential enterprise details.” The G20 Communiqué was issued as portion of the G20 meeting held this week in Antalya, Turkey.
It’s essential to note that the statement, which has been dubbed an “anti-hacking” bill, has zero enforcement mechanisms to speak of.
This statement is most likely squarely aimed at China, which has lengthy been accused of operating state-sponsored operations to penetrate, steal, and exploit American and European commercial, government, and military information. Washington and Beijing signed a related “anti-hacking” agreement in September 2015. But as not too long ago as final month, CrowdStrike, a personal computer security evaluation firm, said that there are no indicators of China abating.