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While Warning of Chinese Cyberthreat, ­.s. Launches Its Own Attack

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Staff members study networking at the training room of the Huawei Technologies Co. headquarters in Shenzhen, China, in June 2011.

Credit: Kin Cheung/AP

The U.S. government has long complained about Chinese hacking and cyberattacks, but new documents show that the National Security Agency managed to penetrate the networks of Huawei, a large Chinese telecommunications firm, gathering information about its operations and potentially using equipment it sells to other countries to monitor their computer and telephone networks as well.

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