That response was part of the motivation for CrowdStrike's new report, Kurtz said.
"We see a lot on the ground, where we see first hand the intellectual property theft taking place," he said. "We really wanted to put this story out there to say it isn't a one-off in terms of the U.S. government's indictments. It's a sustained, coordinated and systematic campaign against companies around the globe."
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