China’s military mobilizes an army of information warfare hackers 

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WHAT: The Chinese military has set up thousands of hacker units inside technology companies and universities. These reservist units spearhead the country’s Internet warfare operations, increasingly recognized as a
serious international threat.

HOW: The People’s Liberation Army is reaching out across the Chinese civilian sector to recruit the computer specialists needed for its fast-growing information warfare operations, according to a report by Northrop Grumman, the U.S. defense contractor.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: U.S. officials accuse the Chinese government of being involved in the theft of neutron bomb designs and the defense secretary’s emails, plus blatant stealing of commercial data and intellectual property worth many billions of dollars.

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