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China denies military cyber attacks

by on07 September 2007


Irresponsible and groundless accusations


Yesterday, China denied that its armed forces hacked into any foreign government website.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu vigorously defended the government, denying news reports carried by The Times and The Independent.

"Saying that the Chinese military has made cyber attacks on the networks of foreign governments is groundless and irresponsible and are a result of ulterior motives," said Yu,
"The Chinese government has all along opposed and prohibited any cyber crimes, we have explicit laws and regulations in this regard."

The Chinese reaction comes just a day after US President George W. Bush said he might bring up the issue in talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday. Hu Jintao is also  Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission, a body responsible for supervising the nation's armed forces.

As we reported, yesterday The Pentagon said a computer system in the Office of the Secretary of Defense was hacked into back in June, but stopped short of accusing China for the attack, here.



Last modified on 07 September 2007
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