Hackers linked to Chinese government targeted critics, politicians and businesses, U.S., U.K. allege

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Open this photo in gallery: From the left: U.K. Conservative MP Tim Loughton, former Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith and SNP's former defense spokesman Stewart McDonald from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, hold a press conference in central London on March 25. The organization comprised of elected officials around the world, which works to counter threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party, is among the groups that have been targeted by a Chinese hacking campaign.DANIEL LEAL/Getty Images Hackers linked to the Chinese government launched a sweeping, state-backed operation that targeted United States officials, journalists, corporations, pro-democracy activists and Britain’s election...