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China-linked bots attacking rare earths producer ‘every day’

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Fake social media accounts linked to the Chinese Communist Party are posting daily attacks on Lynas Rare Earths, according to the Australian company.

Cyber-protection experts say the campaign is targeting US and Australian collaboration on critical mineral supply chains. First made public in June, the attacks are focusing on Lynas’ environmental record in Malaysia in an attempt to turn public opinion against a new plant it’s building in Texas with US government funding.

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