UK sanctions China-based hackers

Attackers were targeting voters and politicians

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UK sanctions China-based hackers for targeting voters, politicians
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UK sanctions China-based hackers for targeting voters, politicians

The UK government has imposed sanctions on Chinese individuals and a technology firm in Wuhan for their involvement in cyberattacks targeting Members of Parliament (MPs) and the Electoral Commission.

The sanctioned individuals, Zhao Guangzong and Ni Gaobin, along with the Wuhan Xiaoruizhi Science and Technology Company Ltd., are alleged to be associated with Chinese state-affiliated threat grou...

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