China Claims its Defense and Military Websites were hacked by U.S

China US Hacking

As expected, the Chinese government has counter attacked the United States government on hacking allegations.

This time its China claiming to have its Defense and Military Websites hacked by hackers supported the government of U.S.

On Thursday, China claimed that its major Defense and Military websites are constantly under cyber attacks from the IP addresses marking back to the U.S. To be specifically there are 144,000 attacks per month.

Reuters reports that according to Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng “62.9 percent of the attacks are originated from the United States. The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years.”

“According to the IP addresses, the Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the U.S. accounted for 62.9 percent,” he said.

The claim was established during a press conference and later posted on the military website. A noteworthy point is that no foreign reporters were allowed nor invited to attend it conference.

Geng Yansheng explained that the country is well aware of America’s plan of expending its cyber-warfare caliber but the fact is known that it done nothing to tackle hackers or hacking, asking the U.S government to clarify on it “We hope that the U.S. side can explain and clarify this.”

The hacking allegations and blame game between China and the US has increased the diplomatic tensions, earlier it was US based New York Times, Aspen Institute, AppleCouncil on Foreign RelationsU.S. Energy Department, Washington Post and Microsoft  which blamed the China for hacking their emails, computers and spying on them.


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.