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Chinese hacker group targets Japanese and South Korean businesses

Mitsubishi Electric latest victim of attacks that evade conventional defenses

 China's Tick hacking group is said to use novel methods to circumvent conventional cyber-defenses. (photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- A group of Chinese hackers has struck businesses across Japan and South Korea, employing techniques designed to evade conventional cybersecurity defenses.

The latest attack was reported Monday by Japan's Mitsubishi Electric. Cyberthieves may have gained access to more than 8,000 pieces of personal information, the company said, but reported that no highly sensitive information had been compromised.

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