Cyberthreat’s Most Effective Attack Vector Is the Economy

February 2, 2021

By Robert K. Ackerman
More damage has been done through intellectual piracy than through sabotage.

The greatest threat the United States faces is through cyber attacks on economic targets, and the worst adversary in this realm is China, according to the director of intelligence for the U.S. Cyber Command. Brig. Gen. Matteo Martemucci, USAF, J-2 for the Cyber Command, declared that China’s pilferage of intellectual property represents a major strike against the United States as part of the Middle Kingdom’s plan for global domination.