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US security firm in China-hacking claim

Top secret branch of China's military accused of hacking into companies around the world since 2006.
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2013 20:28

A top secret branch of China's military is being accused of being behind cyberattacks on companies all over the world.

A US computer-security firm says the group of hackers, also known as Unit 61398, has been operating over the past seven years to steal information.

The Chinese government denies involvement in the alleged hacking operation, reportedly based in Shanghai.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

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