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    The US Department of Justice announced that US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will hold a discussion on cybercrime and related issues with Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will hold a discussion on cybercrime and related issues with Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun on Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced in a statement.

    "[The officials] will use this initial meeting to review the timeliness and quality of responses to requests for information and assistance with respect to malicious cyber activity of concern identified by either side," the statement said on Monday.

    Another focus, the statement added, will be on increasing cooperation between the United States and China on cybercrime and likewise issues.

    In recent years, US businesses and government agencies have fallen victim to numerous cyberattacks from a variety of actors with criminal, economic or political motivations.

    In April, the Office of Personnel Management acknowledged that hackers have attacked its networks, compromising the personal data of more than 21 million current and former US government employees.

    Media cited US officials blaming China for the hack, but China has rejected any involvement in in the cyberattacks.

    New ties on cybersecurity were being established during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, DC in late September.


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