Chinese Army linked to hacks of U.S. companies, agencies
An "overwhelming percentage" of cyberattacks on U.S. corporations, government agencies, and organizations originate from a 12-story office tower on the outskirts of Shanghai that's connected to the People's Liberation Army, according to an extensive New York Times report.
The newspaper cites a 60-page report by U.S. security firm Mandiant that traces the activities of a sophisticated Chinese hacking group -- known in some circles as "Comment Crew" or "Shanghai Group" -- to the headquarters of People's Liberation Army Unit 61398. The report notes that a body of digital forensic evidence led investigators to the building's doorstep but was unable to confirm that the hackers were inside the building.
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