writes "Targeted cyberespionage attacks have dominated discussions within the security community and outside of it in the mainstream media to the halls of the executive and legislative branches of government. But until now, discussions about attacks stemming from China that target intellectual property from engineering, manufacturing and military interests in the United States, have been anecdotal and one-off analyses of specific breaches.
The 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has changed that. For the first time, the report has branched out and extensively quantified nation-state attacks motivated by espionage. This is a significant departure from previous editions of the report, which many consider to be the industry standard research examining data breaches in a number of industries."Link to Original Source