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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chinese Police University Trains Beijing Hackers -- Network attack training unit part of Chinese cyber warfare capability -- By Bill Gertz, The Washington Free Beacon

China’s main internal security and police university is training hackers for cyber attacks, according to new information obtained by the U.S. government.

The People’s Public Security University in Beijing, a part of the Ministry of Public Security that trains all of China’s police and internal security troops, has several units engaged in training and operations for cyber attacks.

China's police university Network Attack and Defense Laboratory / Chinese company website
China’s police university Network Attack and Defense Laboratory / Chinese company website

One section of the school was identified last month as a key training center for police network attack operations: The Network Attack and Defense Laboratory. The lab uses Chinese software that was identified last year by officials as designed for training cyber warfare operators and spies.

Disclosure of the police training unit for Chinese hackers follows several U.S. reports made public last year that identified China’s primary military hacking force as Unit 61398, located near Shanghai.

Another Chinese school, Wuhan University, also has been linked by U.S. intelligence agencies to cyber attacks against the West.

Chinese cyber attacks against the United States have been carried out on a large scale since the early 2000s. The attacks have been detected against both government and private sector networks and have involved the loss of defense and commercial secrets as well as the potential for future sabotage in a crisis or conflict.

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