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NEW YORK (AP) — A computer security firm says cybercriminals have

spent at least the past five years targeting more than 70

government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations to steal

troves of data.

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McAfee Inc. said in a report Wednesday that the attacks have

targeted a broad range of organizations, including the United

Nations, the International Olympic Committee and companies in

mostly in the United States.

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McAfee did not say who may be behind the attacks but says the

culprit is likely a nation state.

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The report is short on specifics, as the security firm is not

naming most of the victims or exactly what data were stolen. Most

of the victims are in the U.S., with a few in Canada, South Korea,

Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere.

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