Symantec points finger at China over major cyber attack group

The Cold War is over, but the increased prevalence of cyberterrorism, cyberespionage, and cyberwarfare in general have the major players pointing fingers at each other. Symantec is pointing their biggest fingers at China but are stopping short of implicating the Chinese government itself.

Researchers have discovered a group of highly sophisticated hackers operating for hire out of China, a U.S. computer security company said on Tuesday, and it linked them to some of the best-known espionage attacks in recent years.

Symantec Corp said the group, which it dubbed “Hidden Lynx,” was among the most technically advanced of several dozen believed to be running cyber espionage operations out of China. Unlike a previous report by another company, Symantec did not accuse the Chinese government of involvement in the cyber attacks.

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