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Mandiant: Chinese hacker unit attempted to clean up online presence

An elite unit of Chinese hackers that allegedly waged a massive cyber-espionage campaign against U.S. companies has attempted to clean up their online presence after being identified in a public report by information security firm Mandiant.

Since the release of the report last month, top administration officials have called on China to take urgent steps to crack down on hacker attacks and curb the siphoning of intellectual property from American companies.

After outing the hacker unit in its report, Mandiant executives said Tuesday that the Chinese hackers have taken steps to clean up their tracks and have largely stopped their activity. More...

03-20-2013 05:26