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EU Considers Response to China Hacking After U.K. Evidence, Sources Say

  • U.K. experts said to have briefed on software, hardware hacks
  • Europe, U.S. are clamping down on alleged China spying, theft
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European Union member states are considering a possible joint response to cyber attacks allegedly conducted by a Chinese state-linked hacker group after the U.K. presented evidence last month about network infiltration, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.K. experts briefed EU colleagues at a technical meeting on Jan. 28, providing evidence of both software and hardware attacks by the group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10, or APT 10, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified as the talks were private. They wouldn’t give details about the alleged hardware attack, saying the information was classified.