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China Increases Cyberespionage Efforts Amid U.S. Trade Tensions

Soon after President Trump took office, China’s cyberespionage picked up and, according to intelligence officials and analysts, accelerated in the last year as trade conflicts and other tensions began to poison relations between the world’s two largest economies. The hackers of the People’s Liberation Army — whose famed Unit 61398 tore through American companies until its operations from a base in Shanghai were exposed in 2013 — have begun to be replaced by stealthier operatives in the country’s intelligence agencies.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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