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    Asia-Pacific’s Cyberwars Are Intensifying

    They’re checking their connections. Following a deluge of cyberattacks across the region blamed on China — partially the result of a 2015 deal with the U.S. to step back from cyberespionage in North America — Asia-Pacific countries are developing offensive strategies to counter the growing threat. Experts say the number of nations with network-disrupting capabilities has risen from four to at least 14. That mirrors recent policy changes in the West, from the White House’s authorization of “offensive cyber operations” against adversaries to the imminent launch of a British cyberwarfare unit.

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