US officials said on Monday that hackers linked to the Chinese government had targeted Americans and other victims and demanded millions of dollars.
China denies hacking allegations (symbolic image)
China on Tuesday rejected allegations by the US and its Western allies that it was responsible for the hacking of Microsoft’s email system. In contrast, China complained that Chinese units were victims of harmful US cyber attacks. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan demanded on Tuesday that the US on Monday accused four Chinese citizens working in the Ministry of Civil Defense of stealing confidential US business information and technology and disease research information. take it back.
Although the Biden administration of the US and European allies have formally accused hackers linked to the Chinese government of ransom attacks, the pressure has already increased against such complaints against China, but no restrictions have been imposed at the moment. Lijan said the US colluded with its allies to make unwelcome allegations against Chinese cyber security. This is purely an act of defamation and pressure with political intent. China will never accept it.
Announcement of charges against four civilians
However, the Chinese spokesperson did not give any indication of possible retaliation. China, along with the US and Russia, is a leader in cyber warfare research, but it denies allegations that Chinese hackers steal confidential business and technology information. By the way, security experts say that the Ministry of Defense and Security also gives shelter to hackers from outside the government.
US officials said on Monday that hackers linked to the Chinese government had targeted Americans and other victims and demanded millions of dollars. The US Justice Department announced charges on Monday against four Chinese citizens. Prosecutors say the men were working with the Ministry of Civil Defense for hacking that targeted dozens of computer systems, including companies, universities and government installations.
China accuses CIA of hacking
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the Microsoft Exchange cyber attacks were disturbing, but the method is such that we are familiar. Zhao accused the US intelligence agency ‘Central Intelligence Agency’ of hacking China’s aerospace research units, oil industry, Internet companies and government agencies for 11 years.
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