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US firm: Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia's politics

AP  |  Beijing 

The US cybersecurity firm says it has found evidence that a Chinese team it believes is linked to has penetrated computer systems belonging to Cambodia's election commission, opposition leaders and media.

today said it did not find evidence that the Chinese hackers are working to sway Cambodian elections on July 29 in the ruling party's favour. But the findings may cast a murky geopolitical shadow over the elections critics already say will be neither free nor fair.

has rejected these allegations.

Cambodian Hun Sen, a staunch ally of Beijing, had faced what analysts predicted would have been a tight race before he jailed last year, accusing him of treason, and courts disbanded the main opposition party.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:45 IST