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Chinese hackers compromise dozens of government agencies, defense contractors

An alert from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is photographed on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U.S. and Europe, according to FireEye, a prominent cybersecurity firm. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick) MDJE101 MDJE101

Chinese government hackers are believed to have compromised dozens of U.S. government agencies, defense contractors, financial institutions and other critical sectors, says a private firm working with the government. The intrusions are ongoing.

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