For the second time in two years, China is being accused of spying on the headquarters of the African Union. A new report published today by the Reuters news service alleges that suspected Chinese hackers infiltrated AU servers and obtained video surveillance files from the African body’s sprawling campus in Addis Ababa.
The breach was purportedly carried out by a Chinese hacking group known as “Bronze President,” according to a five-page internal memo that was reviewed by Reuters.
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