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The National Research Council campus in Ottawa. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

NRC's IT network must be rebuilt after hack: Feds

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

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Hackers can tap USB devices: Researcher

USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.