Senior 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 itâs 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 decreaseÂ in the amount ofÂ cyber attacks from China overÂ the past six months.
Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, also told Reuters he noticed a âconsolidation in activity coming out of China” andÂ believesÂ âitâs down a notch.â