US and Chinese flags are hung outside a hotel during an event at the US embassy in Beijing in November 2012. Photo: AP

China-linked hackers stealing military and government text messages, says cybersecurity firm FireEye

  • ‘Thousands of phone numbers targeted’ to include several high-ranking foreign individuals likely of interest to Beijing, according to statement
  • ‘Virtually no actions’ users can take to protect their information against MESSAGETAP malware, company adds
Topic |   Computer hackers

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US and Chinese flags are hung outside a hotel during an event at the US embassy in Beijing in November 2012. Photo: AP
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