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China Hacking Revelations Show Limits Of Political Pacts

Law360 (January 10, 2019, 8:10 PM EST) -- A new indictment alleging a sweeping campaign by two Chinese government-backed hackers to loot sensitive business data from dozens of American companies is yet more evidence that political agreements between the two countries not to hack each other for economic gain have not gone far enough, attorneys say.

The court papers unsealed Dec. 20 in New York federal court charging Chinese nationals linked to the state ministry of security with hacking more than 45 U.S. technology companies and cloud storage service providers between 2006 and 2018 also add more fuel to the debate over whether indictments truly deter countries like China and...

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