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    Chinese Hackers Focused on Drone Technology

    ILLUSTRATION - Ein Mann sitzt am 25.04.2013 in Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen) vor einem Rechner mit Computer Quellcode auf dem Bildschirm. Wegen der Welle von Hacker-Angriffen in Amerika wird der Ton zwischen den USA und China immer rauer. Jetzt erhebt das Pentagon Vorwürfe gegen das chinesische Militär in einem offiziellen Bericht. Photo by: Oliver Berg/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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    When we talk about improvements in international communication, this isn't what we mean. A Chinese hacking operation targeted at least 20 defense contractors worldwide over the course of two years, the New York Times reported on Friday. The hackers reportedly have a strong focus on drone technology, and affected companies believe they are looking to turn China into a world leader in drone manufacturing for both domestic use and export. The country's Foreign Ministry even claims to be a victim itself. But here's where things get complicated: the hacking group, called the Comment Crew, has been tracked to a People's Liberation Army building near Shanghai.

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