US exploring ways to strike back against China hacking, says New York Times

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Last month, millions of current and former US government employees had their personal information stolen in a hack believed to have originated from China — and the US may finally respond with more than words. According to a new report from The New York Times, President Obama has decided to retaliate against China, though his administration has not decided exactly how it will respond. The Times, citing an anonymous senior administration official, says the government wants to make a public response in an effort to deter future similar attacks.

The White House is reportedly weighing whether to employ a symbolic response, such as a diplomatic protest, or something more aggressive. Regardless of what the response will be, the Times says that…

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