China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP
China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP

China calls the US an ‘empire of hacking’ following NSA advisory accusing Chinese hackers of exploiting cybersecurity bugs

  • The NSA published a list of 25 common software vulnerabilities that it says Chinese state-backed hackers could use to access sensitive data
  • China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back, calling the accusations ironic and citing the Prism surveillance programme

Topic |   Cybersecurity
China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP
China responded to NSA accusations that it exploited publicly available software vulnerabilities by citing the US surveillance programme Prism and calling the country an “empire of hacking”. Photo: AFP
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