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Chinese hackers at it again

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese hackers have created an application giving them access to servers to use as they see fit, cybersecurity company Trend Micro said Wednesday.

Trend said it found Chinese hackers were able to exploit a Java Web application called Struts, a platform released by Apache Software Foundation. The cybersecurity company said Apache issued a patch nearly a month ago because hackers were able to break into a previous version.

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Trend said Wednesday it's found "hackers in the Chinese underground have created an automated tool that exploits" the system.

"We have observed attacks against Asian targets using this specific hacking tool, which indicates these Struts flaws are being actively exploited by potential threat actors," the company said.

Trend said the infiltration gives cyberattackers access to network information and allows them to remove evidence of an attack. It said Apache issued an update to Struts to address the vulnerability.

A report Tuesday from PCWorld said a "group of China-based hackers" dubbed the Comment Crew were targeting organizations opposed to Chinese government policies. It said the team was outlined in a February report from U.S. security company Mandiant, which tied cyberattacks to the Chinese military.

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Beijing denied allegations it targeted U.S. computer systems.

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