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China Hiring Uni Students for Industrial Espionage – FT

Beijing spymasters recruited the English-language graduates on behalf of APT40, which snoops on US, Canadian, European, Israeli and Arab agencies, companies and universities


Hackers from the Anonymous group posted a notice welcoming Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan on a Chinese government website.
Hacker group Anonymous seized control of a China government website on Wednesday. File photo: Reuters.

 

China’s vast industrial espionage operations have included the hiring of unwitting university students to spy on western targets and translate hacked documents, according to a Financial Times investigation.

Beijing spymasters recruited English-language graduates on behalf of APT40, which snoops on US, Canadian, European, Israeli and Arab agencies, companies and universities, the investigation found.

Read the full report: Financial Times.

 

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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