China Hacks the World, er, Maybe

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A couple of reports out of Canada and the U.K. allege that a huge hacking ring that may or may not be based in China penetrated thousands of computers around the world.  This story has been going on for a while and is routinely denied by the Chinese authorities. These reports don’t have any kind of a smoking gun tying the operation to China and they do acknowledge that other governments undoubtedly do the same thing. As I pointed out in a story a while back, though, the scale and resources China has devoted to this area appear to significantly exceed other nations.