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BlackBerry uncovers hacker tools that it says opened data servers for a decade

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. says its researchers have uncovered how China-backed hackers have been able to extract data from many of the world’s servers for a decade — largely without being noticed by cyber security.

It says the tactics give the hackers the ability to extract information from huge amounts of valuable data from computers using the Linux operating system, which is used on most of the world’s web servers and cloud servers.

A 44-page report published by BlackBerry says that five separate groups with links to the Chinese government have been using certain tactics and methods to target Linux systems for a decade.

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