You wouldn’t know it by his cheerful demeanor, but this small, black and white dog was nearly slaughtered in China.
Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances.
Drones are now being used to stop test cheaters.
China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million current and former federal workers, American officials said.
A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China.
The U.S. is voicing concern over a report that China manipulated Internet traffic intended for a major Chinese Web service company and used it for a cyberattack on U.S. sites.
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems.
Petco has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened or killed thousands of pets.
China says it has told the U.S. it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea.
The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.