Despite Denials, China No Doubt Sponsored Hacks, Insists Mandiant

A studyon Chinese hacking practices issued by U.S. security firm Mandiant sent shock waves Wednesday through the technology and business worlds.

A large number of cyberattacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies are coming from a building near Shanghai that houses, as The New York Times describes it, the “People Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps of cyberwarriors.” Reuters, The Guardian and the Times were among thoseto report Tuesday on the Mandiant study’s findings.

The 12-story structure is reportedly the headquarters for “P.L.A. Unit 61398.” If the Mandiant report is accurate — the Times said its findings were corroborated by American intelligence officials — then it is difficult to imagine how it’s not an indictment of the Chinese military.

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