EU considers response to China-linked cyber attacks

European Union member states are considering a possible joint response to cyber attacks allegedly conducted by a Chinese state-linked hacker group after the U.K. presented evidence last month about network infiltration, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.K. experts briefed EU colleagues at a technical meeting on Jan. 28, providing evidence of both software and hardware attacks by the group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10, or APT 10, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified as the talks were private. They wouldn’t give details about the alleged hardware attack, saying the information was classified.

Officials who were at the meeting discussed potential responses, such as sanctions or a joint warning, according to two of the people. The issue will probably be discussed at a scheduled EU-China Summit in April, one of the officials said.

The focus on APT 10 is part of a broader clampdown by Europe

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