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Among the targets were the Hong Kong and New York offices of The Associated Press, where unsuspecting reporters working on China issues clicked on infected links in emails, experts said.

਀㰀倀㸀伀琀栀攀爀 琀愀爀最攀琀猀 椀渀挀氀甀搀攀搀 琀栀攀 䤀渀琀攀爀渀愀琀椀漀渀愀氀 伀氀礀洀瀀椀挀 䌀漀洀洀椀琀琀攀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 唀渀椀琀攀搀 一愀琀椀漀渀猀 匀攀挀爀攀琀愀爀椀愀琀Ⰰ 愀 唀匀 䔀渀攀爀最礀 䐀攀瀀愀爀琀洀攀渀琀 氀愀戀 愀渀搀 愀 搀漀稀攀渀 唀匀 搀攀昀攀渀挀攀 昀椀爀洀猀Ⰰ 愀挀挀漀爀搀椀渀最 琀漀 愀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀 爀攀氀攀愀猀攀搀 礀攀猀琀攀爀搀愀礀 戀礀 䴀挀䄀昀攀攀Ⰰ 愀 猀攀挀甀爀椀琀礀 挀漀洀瀀愀渀礀 琀栀愀琀 洀漀渀椀琀漀爀猀 渀攀琀眀漀爀欀 椀渀琀爀甀猀椀漀渀猀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 眀漀爀氀搀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

McAfee said hundreds of other servers have been used by the same adversary, which the company said it could not identify with certainty.

਀㰀倀㸀䨀愀洀攀猀 䰀攀眀椀猀Ⰰ 愀 挀礀戀攀爀 猀攀挀甀爀椀琀礀 攀砀瀀攀爀琀 愀琀 琀栀攀 䌀攀渀琀爀攀 昀漀爀 匀琀爀愀琀攀最椀挀 愀渀搀 䤀渀琀攀爀渀愀琀椀漀渀愀氀 匀琀甀搀椀攀猀Ⰰ 猀愀椀搀 ✀✀琀栀攀 洀漀猀琀 氀椀欀攀氀礀 挀愀渀搀椀搀愀琀攀 椀猀 䌀栀椀渀愀✀✀⸀ 吀栀攀 琀愀爀最攀琀 氀椀猀琀✀猀 攀洀瀀栀愀猀椀猀 漀渀 吀愀椀眀愀渀 愀渀搀 伀氀礀洀瀀椀挀 漀爀最愀渀椀猀愀琀椀漀渀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 爀甀渀ⴀ甀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 䈀攀椀樀椀渀最 䜀愀洀攀猀 椀渀 ㈀  㠀 ✀✀瀀漀椀渀琀猀 琀漀 䌀栀椀渀愀✀✀ 愀猀 琀栀攀 瀀攀爀瀀攀琀爀愀琀漀爀Ⰰ 栀攀 猀愀椀搀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Another computer expert with knowledge of the study said the intrusions appeared to have originated in China.

਀㰀倀㸀吀栀攀 椀渀琀爀甀搀攀爀猀 眀攀爀攀 猀攀攀欀椀渀最 搀愀琀愀 漀渀 猀攀渀猀椀琀椀瘀攀 唀匀 洀椀氀椀琀愀爀礀 猀礀猀琀攀洀猀Ⰰ 愀猀 眀攀氀氀 愀猀 洀愀琀攀爀椀愀氀 昀爀漀洀 猀愀琀攀氀氀椀琀攀 挀漀洀洀甀渀椀挀愀琀椀漀渀猀Ⰰ 攀氀攀挀琀爀漀渀椀挀猀Ⰰ 渀愀琀甀爀愀氀 最愀猀 挀漀洀瀀愀渀椀攀猀 愀渀搀 攀瘀攀渀 戀椀搀 搀愀琀愀 昀爀漀洀 愀 䘀氀漀爀椀搀愀 爀攀愀氀 攀猀琀愀琀攀 挀漀洀瀀愀渀礀Ⰰ 䴀挀䄀昀攀攀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 䘀漀爀琀礀ⴀ渀椀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 㜀㈀ 挀漀洀瀀爀漀洀椀猀攀搀 漀爀最愀渀椀猀愀琀椀漀渀猀 眀攀爀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 唀匀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

''We're facing a massive transfer of wealth in the form of intellectual property that is unprecedented in history,'' said Dmitri Alperovitch, McAfee's vice-president of threat research. He would not name the private entities targeted but said McAfee helped half a dozen of them investigate intrusions.

਀㰀倀㸀匀漀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 椀渀琀爀甀猀椀漀渀猀 ⴀ 猀甀挀栀 愀猀 漀渀攀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 圀漀爀氀搀 䄀渀琀椀ⴀ䐀漀瀀椀渀最 䄀最攀渀挀礀 椀渀 䴀漀渀琀爀攀愀氀 ⴀ 愀爀攀 挀漀渀琀椀渀甀椀渀最Ⰰ 栀攀 猀愀椀搀⸀ 匀瀀漀欀攀猀洀攀渀 昀漀爀 琀栀愀琀 漀爀最愀渀椀猀愀琀椀漀渀 愀渀搀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 䤀渀琀攀爀渀愀琀椀漀渀愀氀 伀氀礀洀瀀椀挀 䌀漀洀洀椀琀琀攀攀 猀愀椀搀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 渀漀琀 愀眀愀爀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 椀渀琀爀甀猀椀漀渀猀⸀ 䄀 唀一 猀瀀漀欀攀猀洀愀渀 猀愀椀搀 琀攀挀栀渀椀挀椀愀渀猀 愀渀愀氀礀猀椀渀最 琀栀攀 氀漀最猀 栀愀瘀攀 渀漀琀 猀攀攀渀 攀瘀椀搀攀渀挀攀 漀昀 猀琀漀氀攀渀 搀愀琀愀⸀ 吀栀攀 唀匀 䔀渀攀爀最礀 䐀攀瀀愀爀琀洀攀渀琀 栀愀搀 渀漀 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

According to the report, which does not identify The Associated Press by name, the organisation's New York office was targeted in August 2009 in an intrusion that occurred intermittently for eight months. Its Hong Kong bureau was penetrated at the same time for 21 months.

਀㰀倀㸀䄀 猀瀀漀欀攀猀洀愀渀Ⰰ 䨀愀挀欀 匀琀漀欀攀猀Ⰰ 猀愀椀搀 琀栀攀 挀漀洀瀀愀渀礀 眀愀猀 愀眀愀爀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀⸀ ✀✀圀攀 搀漀 渀漀琀 挀漀洀洀攀渀琀 漀渀 渀攀琀眀漀爀欀 猀攀挀甀爀椀琀礀Ⰰ✀✀ 栀攀 猀愀椀搀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

A March 2009 report by Canadian researchers about allegations of Chinese espionage against the Tibetan community found that computer systems in Associated Press offices in Hong Kong and Britain had been compromised.

਀㰀倀㸀䴀挀䄀昀攀攀 栀愀搀 戀攀攀渀 愀眀愀爀攀 昀漀爀 礀攀愀爀猀 漀昀 愀 ✀✀挀漀洀洀愀渀搀 愀渀搀 挀漀渀琀爀漀氀✀✀ 猀攀爀瘀攀爀 氀漀挀愀琀攀搀 椀渀 愀 圀攀猀琀攀爀渀 挀漀甀渀琀爀礀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 甀猀攀搀 琀漀 挀漀渀琀爀漀氀 洀愀氀眀愀爀攀 搀攀瀀氀漀礀攀搀 漀渀 琀愀爀最攀琀 挀漀洀瀀甀琀攀爀猀⸀ 䠀漀眀攀瘀攀爀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 昀椀爀洀 栀愀搀 漀渀氀礀 爀攀挀攀渀琀氀礀 搀椀猀挀漀瘀攀爀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 栀愀挀欀攀爀猀 栀愀搀 洀愀搀攀 愀 琀爀愀搀攀挀爀愀昀琀 洀椀猀琀愀欀攀Ⰰ 挀漀渀昀椀最甀爀椀渀最 琀栀攀 猀攀爀瘀攀爀 琀漀 最攀渀攀爀愀琀攀 氀漀最猀 琀栀愀琀 椀搀攀渀琀椀昀椀攀搀 攀瘀攀爀礀 椀渀琀攀爀渀攀琀 瀀爀漀琀漀挀漀氀 愀搀搀爀攀猀猀 琀栀攀 猀攀爀瘀攀爀 栀愀搀 挀漀渀琀爀漀氀氀攀搀 猀椀渀挀攀 ㈀  㘀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

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