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Chinese military rejects accusations it hacked Register.com

The Chinese government has rejected accusations that it was responsible for attacking Register.com
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 22, 2015 9:20 am

Web.com's Register.com was reportedly victimized by a coordinated cyberattack, and the Chinese military was reportedly responsible, according to a story published by the Financial Times. The hackers had access for around one year, though it doesn't appear client data was taken or there was a significant disruption to day-to-day activities.

 

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However, Chinese officials deny being linked to the attack: "The relevant criticism that Chinese military participated in Internet hacking is to play the same old tune, and is totally baseless," according to a statement released to the Chinese Defense Ministry, submitted to Reuters.

 

The Chinese government has a sophisticated cyberattack program, and enjoys launching a number of cyberespionage campaigns against the United States and other western targets. Meanwhile, the Chinese government reports being a victim of international cyberattack, including many attacks that reportedly originate from the United States.

NEWS SOURCES:Reuters.com, Media2.s-nbcnews.com

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