China-linked Jian spyware was copied from NSA code, researchers

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The APT31 group cloned a cyber-offensive tool developed by the NSA to create Jian, which was then used against a US target

Chinese intelligence services used spyware whose code was copied from tools developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to support their own hacking operations. That's according to the re...

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