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China point finger at US for majority of cyber-attacks on its military

China says US is responsible for 2/3 of the cyber-attacks on its military.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Feb 28 2013 12:02 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

In a release today, China's Defense Ministry unveiled new details about alleged cyber-attacks on its websites. The report points a finger at the US claiming that about two-thirds of the security breaches originated from the USA.

China point finger at US for majority of cyber-attacks on its military | TweakTown.com

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesma, Geng Yansheng, said:

"The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years. According to the IP addresses, the Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the U.S. accounted for 62.9 percent."

China says that it received more than 144,000 cyber intrusions a month in 2012 and that the US government is responsible for the majority of said breaches. The report comes hot on the heels of a report last month from security firm Mandiant, which traced cyber-attacks on US media outlets back to China.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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