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Cybersecurity firm concludes NAM hack came from China

By Christopher Bing for Yahoo Finance

Nov 13, 2019

As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump's trade policies, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) was hacked over the summer and hired a cybersecurity firm, which concluded the attack came from China, the two sources said.

The security firm, which the sources did not name, made the assessment based on the usage of tools and techniques previously associated with known Chinese hacking groups, they said.

To learn more, read "Exclusive: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified - sources" from Yahoo Finance.