US and UK accuse China of cyber operations targeting domestic politics

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Jamie MacColl, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a defense and security think tank based in London, questioned whether the data obtained would provide significant utility. MacColl described the data as “hard to exploit” and said that he was sceptical whether the operation described by U.K. officials warranted such a strong response, given that espionage targeting members of national legislatures is commonplace.