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Chinese Military Reportedly Using Spearphishing Tactics to Infiltrate US Government Agencies

  • NBC News, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:46 PM

A new report by U.S. security firm Mandiant Corp. alleges that a group of hackers connected to the Chinese government have stolen sensitive data from over 100 U.S. companies and agencies, principally in aerospace and telecommunications. The hackers used spearphishing techiques - spoof emails designed to trick users into granting the hackers access to internal databases and networks. 

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