Chinese Hackers Not Government

Hackers based in China who stole data on India’s missile systems, Dalai Lama’s private correspondence and Canadian visa applications appear not to be linked to the Chinese government, Canadian researchers are saying.

“I don’t doubt that some of the sensitive information that was acquired might eventually find its way to elements within the Chinese government that may find it useful,” said Nart Villeneuve, one of the University of Toronto researchers who took part in the investigation that uncovered the hackers.

“But I don’t think that there’s any direct connection between the attackers and the government, at least at this time.”

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