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Chinese hackers may have attacked Canada

Chinese hackers may have attacked Canada
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Canada is the latest country to accuse China of using state-sponsored hackers to try and steal sensitive information from the government and businesses.

The Canadian National Research Council recently had a break-in on its computers. The Council is a research body that works with top businesses in Canada to develop new technologies. The government does not believe that other computers from the government network were affected. Canada is now working on setting up a new secure network that could take a year to finish.

This is not the first hacking attempt in Canada linked to China, but it is the first one that the country has officially commented on. The government didn't accuse the country in two separate hacking attempts on government and private targets in 2011 and 2012 that look like they may have been done by Chinese hackers.

State-sponsored hackers from China have been in the news a lot lately, specifically the army group PLA 61398. The group has been recently accused of hacking defense contractors in Israel and private businesses in America.

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Source: Reuters
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