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China Says It Is the Target of US Hack Attacks 242

An anonymous reader writes "Officials at the Chinese Defense Ministry say hackers from the U.S. have been attacking Chinese military websites. 'The sites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks each month last year, two thirds of which came from the U.S., according to China's defense ministry. The issue of cyber hacking has strained relations between the two countries.' This follows recent hacks from people in China on high-profile U.S. sites, as well as a report accusing the Chinese government of supporting a hacking group. '[Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng] called on U.S. officials to "explain and clarify" what he said were recent U.S. media reports that Washington would carry out "pre-emptive" cyber attacks and expand its online warfare capabilities. Such efforts are "not conducive to the joint efforts of the international community to enhance network security," he said.'"
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China Says It Is the Target of US Hack Attacks

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  • What if.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by houbou ( 1097327 ) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @10:48AM (#43034153) Journal
    If the US is under cyber attack from China and China is under cyber attack from the US.. Anybody ever thought that maybe it's a 3rd party group doing the work? spoofing IPs? etc.. Sheesh.
  • YAWN (Score:4, Interesting)

    by benjfowler ( 239527 ) on Thursday February 28, 2013 @11:24AM (#43034619)

    Wake me when American military hackers are targeting Chinese civilians.

    What's probably happened, is that they got all butthurt at being found out for the criminal hacking and economic espionage, went rummaging through their logs, found a ping sweep from some US IP and said "we're morally equivalent to you, we get hacked too".

    The Red Chinese *still* come across as idiots and piss-weak Third World losers. That hasn't changed in the slightest.

"You can have my Unix system when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers." -- Cal Keegan