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Chinese hackers break into database of US federal government employees

  • Chinese hackers managed to break into the database of the US federal government employees earlier this year with the aim of targeting people, who had applied for security clearances, according to media reports.

    US secretary of state, John Kerry, who was in Beijing for a yearly China-US summit, said this specific breach, which occurred in March did not seem to have compromised any confidential material, but China’s cyber spying “harmed our business and threatened our nation’s competitiveness.”

     


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