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U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event

25
May
2014

By Andrea Shalal DENVER (Reuters) – U.S. officials are considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese hackers from attending popular summer hacker conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broad effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The official said the U.S. government could use such visa restrictions and other measures to keep Chinese nationals from attending the Def Con and Black Hat conferences in August to help maintain pressure on China after the United States this week charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets.

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