China’s Hackers Target DC Institutions

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    The cyberapocalypse is upon us! Security experts say that almost all important Washington institutions have been hacked by Chinese cyberspies. These include news organizations, human-rights groups, congressional offices, embassies, federal agencies, and more. Experts say while other countries like Russia have also launched cyberespionage, China’s has been the worst in history. “The dark secret is there is no such thing as a secure, unclassified network,” says James Lewis, a cyberexpert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On Wednesday, the Obama administration released a paper describing new plans to combate these attacks.

    Read it at The Washington Post