(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. has curbed hacking by China’s military. The trouble is the battle may be moving to another front.

Chinese military hackers attempted to steal troves of confidential information from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2014 and failed. But China got the data anyway: It passed the job to contractors -- a group code-named Coldcuts by the U.S. -- who worked on their own or for private companies to conduct a dragnet for sensitive data from government, airlines and health insurers.

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