FBI attributes US cyber-attacks to Chinese hackers

Friday 17 October 2014 00:13 CET | News

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has revealed assumptions that recent US hacking attacks are backed by the Chinese government.

According to online media outlet, the agency recently obtained information regarding a group of Chinese government affiliated cyber actors who routinely steal high-value information from US commercial and government networks through cyber espionage.

The Chinese embassy in Washington fired back by demanding the US agency side to stop these accusations, which, according to embassy spokesman Geng Shuang, are unfounded.

This is not the first time China is in the spotlight for cyber-attacks in North America. In July 2014, Corinne Charette, Canada’s chief information officer, declared that a Chinese state-sponsored player is responsible for a recent data breach at the National Research Council of Canada.

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Keywords: FBI, US, cyber-attacks, China, hackers, commercial, government networks, web fraud, online security
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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Fraud & Financial Crime