July 19, 2015

"U.S. computer security firm Mandiant in March released details on what it said was an aggressive hacking campaign on American businesses by a Chinese military unit."

Daily Mail President Obama has hit back at Beijing's alleged hacking campaign against U.S. businesses by banning government from buying Chinese computer technology. By Damien Gayle

'The new rule, which was buried in a spending bill signed this week, comes after a string of hacks traced back to China hit some of America's most important companies.

'It will only be in effect until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, but could yet pave the way for broader, more permanent changes in how the U.S. government buys technology.

''This is a change of direction,' said Stewart Baker, a former senior official at the Homeland Security Department who now works for the legal firm Steptoe and Johnson in Washington.'

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