China has experienced continuous cyberattacks since February in which internet addresses in the United States were used to seize control of Chinese computers to target Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. It cited the national Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Centre of China (CNCERT/CC), a cybersecurity technical centre that leads efforts to prevent and detect cybersecurity threats to the country. “Monitoring by the CNCERT/CC found that since late February, China’s internet has continuously faced cyberattacks from abroad. These overseas groups attacked by taking control of computers in the country to carry out cyberattacks on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus,” it quoted the centre as saying. “After analysis, most … addresses for these attacks came from the United States,” it said, adding that a few came from other countries such as Germany and the Netherlands. Hackers linked to Beijing have invaded state networks in US: report Cyberattacks have been a major point of tension between the US and its allies and China, as the former accused China of a carrying out a global cyberespionage campaign. China says it does not engage in cyberattacks and has called such allegations “malicious smears”.