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U.S. State Agencies Breached By Chinese Hackers  

Local government agencies in six or more U.S. states have been breached by Chinese state-sponsored hackers in the past 10 months, according to cybersecurity firm Mandiant. So reports CNN.

china 156219 640smallThe FBI and the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said separately that among targeted agencies were “health, transportation, labor (including unemployment benefit systems), higher education, agriculture, and court networks and systems.”

Mandiant called the hackers’ aims “consistent with an espionage operation.”

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