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Chinese hackers hit Penn State university

Pennsylvania State University disabled the computer network of its college of engineering Friday because of a sophisticated cyber attack from China, the university said. Penn State is a major contractor for defense technology with the U.S. Navy.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) a contract for up to $853 million over the next 10 years to support critical defense work.

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