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The U.S. is under attack, a recently released national security document has claimed.

China is the top cyberthreat to the U.S., the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) claims, according to the Washington Post, which obtained information related to the report from unidentified individuals. The NIE, which comes from all U.S. intelligence agencies, says that China has been intensifying attacks on U.S. businesses to identify data that will help the country gain economically, according to the Post.

Over the past five years, the Chinese have focused their efforts on businesses operating in finance, technology, and aerospace, among others, according to the Post.

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