A person walks past the 12-story building that Internet security firm Mandiant alleged (in a report released on Feb. 19) to be the home of a Chinese military-led hacking group. Mandiant's report came after the firm reportedly traced a host of cyberattacks to the building, located in Shanghai's northern suburb of Gaoqiao. Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into U.S. newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them." Melissa Chan explains in FP how Chinese hackers have gotten better and better at phishing here, while David Rothkopf argues that Chinese cyberattacks are just the latest sign we've entered into what he calls the "Cool War."
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