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China's Comment Group Hacks Europe—and the World

Chinese hackers infiltrated EU Council computers before last year’s Greek bailout
China's Comment Group Hacks Europe???and the World

When Greece was falling apart last summer, European Union leaders rushed to prepare another round of capital injections for Athens. Someone with advance knowledge of just where those hundred billion-plus euros were going and when they’d be deployed could have made a fortune. Someone like the hackers who had infiltrated the EU Council’s computers.

Over 10 days last July, the hackers returned to the Council’s computers four times, accessing the e-mails of 11 top economic, security, and foreign affairs officials. On July 18, they accessed the e-mails of EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Europe’s point man for shepherding the delicate politics of the Greek bailout, in just 14 minutes.