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Big US data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers

4m govt staff records may have been compromised in latest attack

US officials have said on condition of anonymity they believe the hackers are based in China, but Washington has not publicly blamed Beijing.


A MASSIVE breach of US federal computer networks disclosed last week is the latest in a flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.

The Obama administration on

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