China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

Two Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China’s defence ministry has said.Earlier this month a US computer security company said a Chinese military unit was probably behind a series of hacking attacks mostly targeting America, triggering a war of words between Washington and Beijing. China denied the allegations and said it was the victim.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/28/china-cyber-attacks-military-website-usAlso see:China Alleges Cyberattacks Originated in U.S.
China’s Ministry of Defense said two military websites were the victims of an average of 144,000 cyber attacks a month in 2012, with almost two-thirds originating in the United States.It was the most specific statement to date from the Chinese government since Internet security firm Mandiant released a report in February that linked the Chinese military to attacks across the globe, including against U.S. corporations and government agencies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323293704578331832012056800.htmlEditorial: An Eerie Silence on Cybersecurity
Apart from a few companies like Google, which revealed that Chinese hackers had tried to read its users’ e-mail messages, American companies have been disturbingly silent about cyberattacks on their computer systems — apparently in fear that this disclosure will unnerve customers and shareholders and invite lawsuits and unwanted scrutiny from the government.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/opinion/eerie-silence-on-cybersecurity.html

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