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U.s. Businesses Face Increasing Threats From Chinese Cyber Attacks

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U.S. businesses and government agencies are facing increasing risks of potential cyber attacks from China, according to a recent report. And IT departments that react defensively to such attacks may not be doing enough to prevent a "long term, sophisticated computer network exploitation campaign" by the Chinese military, warns the "Report on the Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation."

The report indicates that "The Chinese military, using increasingly networked forces capable of communicating across service arms and among all echelons of command, is pushing beyond its traditional missions focused on Taiwan and toward a more regional defense posture." And in the event of an armed conflict, the Chinese military would likely attack U.S. computer network, the report says.

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