Ex-CIA chief downplays claims of China 'cyberwar'

Friday - 7/30/2010, 2:08pm EDT

Retired CIA chief Michael Hayden on Thursday added his voice to an effort by the Obama administration and its allies to tamp down talk of a "cyberwar" with China, the Financial Times reports.

Mr Hayden's speech on the topic at a major technology security conference followed similar remarks by White House cyber security co-ordinator Howard Schmidt, who has also taken issue with congressional testimony earlier in the year from former intelligence officials who said the US was at war and losing the fight.

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