Back to Home PageWelcome Guest! Register | Login | Home | Contact Us | Site Map | Advertise | FAQ | Search
Canadian Desi
    News


        
   Articles   NewsPapers   Top   India   Pakistan   Canada   USA   Diaspora   Sports   Politics   Law & Order   Business   Entertainment   Technology   More

China behind cyber-attacks on US firms; Beijing denies








Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) A US computer security company said the Chinese army is behind a series of cyber-attacks on American companies and institutions, a charge denied by the Chinese military Wednesday.

A 60-page report released by US computer security company Mandiant says that a Shanghai-based group of hackers designated by the company as APT-1 "is likely government-sponsored and one of the most persistent of China's cyber threat actors".

APT-1 activities appear to coincide with those of People's Liberation Army Unit 61398, whose headquarters are in the Pudong district of Shanghai, Mandiant said.

China's military Wednesday said the country's armed forces had never backed any hacking activities and denounced as "groundless both in facts and legal basis" Mandiant's report that it was behind cyber-attacks against US companies.

China's laws ban any activities disrupting cyber security and Chinese government always cracks down on cyber crimes, Geng Yansheng, spokesman with Ministry of National Defense, said at a briefing.

Though the US security company has been unable to directly trace APT-1 hackers to the Unit 61398 building, it believes there can be no other explanation for why so many attacks are launched from the same, relatively small area.

The attacks have been on the rise for two years, according to Mandiant, adding that cyber-strikes on least 20 sectors have been identified, from military contractors to chemical plants and including telecommunications companies.

Geng said Mandiant's report was groundless because the report came to the conclusion that the source of attack came from China only with the discovery that attacks were linked to IP addresses based in China, reported Xinhua.

First, as known to all, it is a common sense and method on the Internet to conduct hacking attacks by peculating IP addresses, the spokesman said. "It happens almost everyday."

Second, there has been no clear and consistent definition on cyber-attacks around the world. The report is lack of legal basis to assert cyber espionage only by collecting some routine cyber activities, Geng said.

Third, cyber-attack is transnational, anonymous and deceptive with its source often difficult to be identified. Releasing irresponsible information will not help solve problems, he said.

 
Indo Asian News Service

<< Previous Story <<
6 die in Pakistan drone strike

 

>> Next Story >>
BJP leaders detained during protest

Your Comments on this News:

Latest News

Russians to get awards over meteorite response
 
Russian party wants fines on use of foreign words
 
Russia, NATO to hold anti-piracy exercise
 
Terrorists strike Dilsukhnagar for second time in 10 years
 
Terror returns to Hyderabad, 12 die in twin blasts
 
Hockey World League: Indian men escape with 3-2 win over Ireland
 
Gang-rape victim's family to get flat
 
IOC vote a wake-up call for hockey: FIH president
 
Chennai is very lucky for me: Bappi Lahiri
 
Economic census begins in Delhi
 

News Categories

India
 
North America
 
South Asia
 
Gulf-Middle East
 
South East Asia
 
South West Asia
 
Asia
 
Europe
 
Australia
 
Caribbeans
 
Africa
 
South America
 
United Nations
 
National
 
Business
 
Sports
 
Technology
 
Culture
 
Diaspora
 
Education
 
Entertainment
 
Indo-Pak
 
Incidents
 
Law
 
Religion
 
Health
 
Lifestyle
 
Media
 
Society
 
Nature
 
Movie Review
 
Movie Snippets
 
Interview
 
Commentary
 
Articles
 
Features
 


 
Web
CanadianDesi
Please Contribute!
Write an Article
Send Community News
Create Photo and Video Albums
Submit Good Pictures
List Useful Websites
Post Jobs
Submit Events
List for FREE!
Businesses
Classifieds
Social Organizations
Religious Places
Employment Agencies
Email Page
Your Email
Friend\'s Email

Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy and Terms of Usage FAQ
Canadian Desi
© 2001 Marg eSolutions


Site designed, developed and maintained by Marg eSolutions Inc.