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China Says US Hacked Aeronautics, Space Research University

  • NSA is accused of cyberattacks on Northwestern Polytechnical
  • China has been more direct in accusing US of conducting hacks
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China accused a US spy agency of hacking a government-funded university with aeronautics and space research programs, in Beijing’s latest effort to hit back at Washington’s complaints of cybersnooping. 

The National Security Agency’s Office of Tailored Access Operations carried out the attacks on Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center said in a statement. A team from the center and 360 Security Technology Inc. analyzed the university’s information systems after an attack from overseas was reported in June, the center added.