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What China's 'Unit 61398' Allegedly Stole

US is 'China's biggest cyberattacker,' Beijing says in retaliation

(Newser) - Eric Holder described the cybercrimes charges against five Chinese military officers as a "wake-up call" and China is certainly paying attention: Government officials have summoned the US ambassador in Beijing, suspended a cybersecurity agreement made with the US last month, and denounced the charges as an "absurd" move... More »

US Charges 5 in China's Military With Cyber Spying

It's the first such charge against a state actor

(Newser) - The US government has filed criminal charges against five Chinese military officers, accusing them of spying on American businesses, NBC News and USA Today report. It's the first time the US has leveled such charges against a state actor. The Justice Department is alleging that the officers used military... More »

At Heart of Vast US Hacking Campaign: China Army

Report tracks prolific attacks to army's Unit 61398

(Newser) - A Shanghai-based unit of China's People's Liberation Army has liberated vast amounts of data from the US and other countries in a huge cyber-spying effort over the last seven years, according to a report from computer security firm Mandiant. PLA Unit 61398—known to some victims as the... More »

WSJ Hacked by China, Too

Bloomberg News was also a target

(Newser) - It looks like Chinese hackers set their sights on more than one major US newspaper. On the heels of Wednesday night's announcement that the New York Times was infiltrated by hackers, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that it, too, was breached. While the Journal has been subject to... More »

Chinese Hackers Crack Chamber of Commerce

Emails stolen in 'very sophisticated' attack

(Newser) - In what's generally viewed as the most brazen Chinese cyber attack yet, a group of hackers broke into the US Chamber of Commerce computers, gaining access to the prominent business group's entire system and its database on 3 million members, reports the Wall Street Journal . The infiltration, which... More »

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