PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

US computer security company, Mandiant, traced hacking attacks to an office in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: India border stand-off continues, Tibetan self-immolations reported

Tibetan Border Police force personnel celebrate after their Passing Out Parade in Amritsar, India, 16 March 2013. Photo: EPA

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29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China unfairly cast as the villain in global cyberwar

China isn't the only cyber bogeyman

Are we seriously to think that cyberattacks only go one way, with PLA-sponsored hackers going after American targets? Come on, both sides are waging an intense cyberwar involving many free agents whose loyalties and political allegiances are murky.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:37am 7 comments

How they see it

US internet security firm Mandiant accused Chinese army of cyberattacks against US websites. Photo: Reuters

The US internet security firm Mandiant claimed cyberattacks against US websites were traced to a building in Shanghai owned by the Chinese army. 

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am

HKUST probes US firm's claims of hacking

The university campus in Clear Water Bay. Photo: Oliver Tsang

The University of Science and Technology has expressed "serious concerns" about a US company's claims that it is a source of cyberattacks against the United States and launched an investigation into the matter. HKUST was named in a report this week by American internet security firm Mandiant, which claimed that a Chinese military cyberspy unit was targeting the US and other foreign companies with cyberattacks in which the school's network was involved.

22 Feb 2013 - 5:44am 4 comments

China steps up defence on hacking allegations

A strategy document released by the White House warns that efforts of foreign governments and firms to obtain trade secrets are threatening US economic and national security. Photo: AP

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words on Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a “commercial stunt” and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:28pm