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Thousands of UK Troops Hit in Suspected Chinese Hack on Defense Ministry

Defense Secretary Grant Shapps briefed the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon — but is avoiding publicly pointing the finger at Beijing.

Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has been hit by a suspected Chinese cyber-attack that left the personal details of tens of thousands of troops exposed.

The hack targeted a contractor-run MoD payroll system which includes names and bank details of current and former armed forces members.

Every troop apart from the U.K.’s special forces was affected, amounting to around 270,000 people. The breach also includes a few thousand home addresses.

Read the rest of the story at POLITICO.

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