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Chinese hackers target North American and Asian universities

Group with ties to intelligence agencies accused of stealing US Navy secrets

Chinese hackers have reportedly attacked U.S. universities in an effort to steal classified data from the U.S. Navy, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

NEW YORK -- Chinese hackers have reportedly launched cyberattacks on universities in the U.S., Canada and Asia in an apparent attempt to steal technology developed for the U.S. Navy.

The Wall Street Journal reported the cyberattacks on Tuesday, citing a report to be published by a research institution later this week, as well as people familiar with the matter.

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