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China Hacks U.S. Firms for Financial Information, FireEye Says

  • Hackers seeking information on bid prices, contracts and M&As
  • Theft of intellectual property in decline after 2015 agreement

China is boosting efforts to steal more financial information from U.S. companies, seeking to give domestic enterprises an edge in international deals, computer security firm FireEye Inc. said.

State-controlled Chinese hackers have increased attacks against U.S. companies to obtain information related to bid prices, contracts and mergers and acquisitions, FireEye said in a report Wednesday.