US and China join forces to fight cyber crime

The US and China are going to try to work together to take on cyber criminals. The Department of Homeland Security says that the US and China “intend to establish cyber discussions” on the path to reestablishing full government-to-government cyber security discussions. The DHS and China’s Ministry of Public Sector agreed to focus on cross border cyber-enabled crimes like money laundering and online child sexual exploitation. The renewed interest in cooperation is the result of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson’s visit to Beijing.

As The Hill notes, cyber security talks between the two nations have become pretty awkward after the DOJ charged five members of the Chinese military for cyber espionagein May 2014.

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Source: Engadget

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