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MI5 warns of Chinese hacks on UK businesses




MI5 warns of Chinese hacks on UK businesses
MI5 warns of Chinese hacks on UK businesses



http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2257113/china-spies-uk-businesses 

By Rosalie Marshall
V3.co.uk
01 Feb 2010

MI5 has warned UK companies that the Chinese government may have gained 
access to their computers with the intention of remotely monitoring 
their online activities.

A leaked document seen by The Sunday Times claims that Chinese security 
officials have been offering free computer devices that contain Trojan 
software to high profile business users in the banking, defence and 
energy industries.

The devices include camera equipment and USB memory sticks that have 
been given out at trade events.

Business users in public relations companies and law firms are also 
thought to have been targeted.

A call to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills referred 
queries on the matter to the Cabinet Office, which said that it would 
not discuss leaked documents and could not offer any further 
clarification on whether businesses should be worried about the alleged 
surveillance.

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