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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

By Charles Gantt from Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:02 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.

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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 SOURCES:Theverge.com


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