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Evidence surfaces of China spying on Cambodian elections

Supporters of GDP seen on a vehicle. Photo: Enric Catala Contreras/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Researchers at FireEye found evidence that a Chinese hacker group known as TEMP.Periscope spied on both sides of the Cambodian election, according to a new report.

What they're saying: Benjamin Read, FireEye senior manager for cyber espionage analysis said in a statement: "China is heavily surveilling all parts of the upcoming Cambodian elections. We have not seen any evidence of activity beyond intelligence collection, but Cambodia is a key ally, so any change in ruling party would be of interest to China."