facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

China denies U.S. hacking claims

Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:10 AM   |   Comments

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Claims that cyberattacks against U.S. computer infrastructure came from the Chinese military are "irresponsible," said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.

U.S. security company Mandiant published a 60-page report Tuesday stating that it traced cyberattacks on U.S. companies and government agencies to the Chinese military.

Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said Tuesday there was no basis for the report. Cybercrime, he said, is an international problem that requires international solutions.

"Groundless criticism is irresponsible and unprofessional and it will not help to solve the problem," he was quoted by China's official Xinhua news agency as saying.

Mandiant said it was able to trace more than a dozen attacks to China. It said cyberattacks were likely government-sponsored efforts that originated from a unit within China's People's Liberation Army.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that it hired Mandiant to invest what it said was a cyberattack on its news operations. The U.S. newspaper described the attack as one of "sophisticated Chinese-origin."

Beijing said the claims made by the Times were unreasonable.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family Police suspect poisoning in death of Utah family
2
Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro Piece of Amelia Earhart plane identified from Nikumaroro
3
Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court Kaci Hickox won't obey Maine Ebola quarantine, state may go to court
4
Angry Hungarians hit the streets to protest Internet tax Angry Hungarians hit the streets to protest Internet tax
5
Free Syrian Army fighters join Kurdish militias in defense of Kobane Free Syrian Army fighters join Kurdish militias in defense of Kobane
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback