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China Accuses U.S. of Hacking a University

September 6, 2022

China has accused the U.S. government of hacking Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’an, Bloomberg reported. The university is known for its aeronautics and space research programs.

The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center, in China, said in a statement that it had analyzed the university’s information systems after an attack from overseas was reported in June. The attack was carried out by the National Security Agency, the center said.

The NSA and State Department declined to comment on the allegations.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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