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Chinese Police University Trains Beijing Hackers
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:22:32 +0000 (UTC)

http://freebeacon.com/chinese-police-university-trains-beijing-hackers/

By Bill Gertz
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Washington Free Beacon
March 20, 2014

China’s main internal security and police university is training hackers for cyber attacks, according to new information obtained by the U.S. government.

The People’s Public Security University in Beijing, a part of the Ministry of Public Security that trains all of China’s police and internal security troops, has several units engaged in training and operations for cyber attacks.

One section of the school was identified last month as a key training center for police network attack operations: The Network Attack and Defense Laboratory. The lab uses Chinese software that was identified last year by officials as designed for training cyber warfare operators and spies.

Disclosure of the police training unit for Chinese hackers follows several U.S. reports made public last year that identified China’s primary military hacking force as Unit 61398, located near Shanghai.

Another Chinese school, Wuhan University, also has been linked by U.S. intelligence agencies to cyber attacks against the West.

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