(Reuters) – The U.S. government is investigating whether Rockwell Automation Inc. is exposing U.S. infrastructure, military and other government assets to potential cyberattacks through one of its China-based facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The investigation will focus on employees who may have access to software codes that connect to computer systems based at the company’s facility in Dalian, China, the report said, citing U.S. officials and documents reviewed by the newspaper.
Rockwell said in a statement that it had not been notified by any US authorities of investigations into its operations in China, but added that the company would cooperate fully if notified.
“There has been no report or other indication that these procedures and protocols have been violated or that any of our products have been intentionally compromised,”; the company said.
Milwaukee-based Rockwell, which does not expect the issue to have a material impact on its business, sells factory automation and robot control software for industries including aerospace, marine and automotive.