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What Were China’s Hackers After?

Blueprints to nuclear power plants. Business plans at a solar energy company. Key computers at steel manufacturers.

That’s what Chinese hackers were looking for, according to federal prosecutors who have charged members of the Chinese military with cyber theft and more.

The 31-count indictment, revealed Monday, marks a dramatic escalation of U.S. government efforts to combat Chinese state-sponsored corporate espionage.

“The Chinese are going after every single economic advantage they can obtain,” said former federal prosecutor Thomas Brown.

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