German security office warned German firms about Chinese hacking: report

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has issued a warning to several German firms whose names were mentioned by the United States as being suspected victims of hacking attacks, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

There is increased activity from China against German companies, the Sueddeutsche newspaper reported.

“Construction and materials research, engineering firms and some big commercial enterprises are the focus for hackers,” the newspaper wrote without citing its sources.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers

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