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

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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