White House Threatens China for Cyberattacks

The White House threatened China and other countries with trade and diplomatic action over corporate espionage as it cataloged more than a dozen cases of cyberattacks and commercial thefts at some of the U.S.'s biggest companies. Top administration officials painted a pervasive portrait of the far-reaching costs of espionage -- competitive disadvantages, job losses, product impacts -- that American firms as well known as General Motors Co. and DuPont Co. have already had to confront.