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US indicts Chinese government hackers over attacks in 12 countries

The US Justice Department announces fresh indictments of Chinese government hackers who allegedly targeted scores of companies in a dozen countries, which US officials said showed Beijing had not fulfilled its pledge to stop such actions.

In an operation coordinated with US allies in Europe and Asia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the move was being made to rebuff “China’s economic aggression.”

“We want China to cease its illegal cyber activities,” Rosenstein says.

— AFP

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