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Hacking efforts which originate in foreign countries, such as China, have multiple government and civilian targets -- and aims. Attacks tend to fall into four broad categories: Targeting trade secrets; targeting government secrets; targeting critical infrastructure; and manipulating IT services for financial gain. We know of the tools being used, and the patterns of such attacks. But these events also raise the question about whether government agencies are spending enough on overall IT security and employee training.

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