China Refutes Hacking Accusations

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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China's Communist Party newspaper has rejected suggestions that the country might be responsible for global cyber attacks against more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations over the last five years.

The People's Daily said Friday that it was “irresponsible” to link China with the Internet hacking.

The U.S. security company McAfee reported Wednesday that one entity was behind the global attacks. The company did not name the country, but experts said evidence points to China.

The same company said in February that hackers based in China had broken into the computer systems of at least five global energy

companies to steal details on bidding for oil fields and other sensitive data.