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China Blames US For University Server Attack – SCMP

A cyber security report claimed the US had launched “tens of thousands” of cyberattacks on China and pilfered troves of sensitive data, the South China Morning Post said.


China has blamed the US for a server attack on one of its state universities.
Beijing on Monday accused the United States of launching “tens of thousands” of cyberattacks on China and pilfering troves of sensitive data. The claim is similar to statements made by the US and UK in recent months. File photo from 2017 by Reuters.

 

China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre slammed the United States on Monday for allegedly hacking a state-funded university in Xian that has aeronautics and space research programs, claiming the perpetrator was an espionage unit of the US National Security Agency and that the US had launched “tens of thousands” of cyberattacks on China and pilfered troves of sensitive data, a report by the South China Morning Post said.

In a statement released following its investigation, it urged the US to “stop stealing [from] and attacking other countries”, the report said, claiming that nearly 140 gigabytes of valuable data had been “stolen” from Chinese universities by US hackers with assistance from groups in Europe and South Asia.

The claim comes two months after the heads of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s M15 warned that China was engaged in a “breathtaking” covert program to steal technological secrets from businesses all over the world.

 

Read the full report: South China Morning Post.

 

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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.

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