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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:04 AM

China angrily denies being behind widespread US hacking [View all]

Source: NBC News

BEIJING -- China's military on Wednesday responded angrily to accusations by an American computer security company of systematic hacking of U.S. business and military interests, arguing it "lacked technical proof and was "not based on fact."

In a statement published on the Chinese Defense Ministry's website in response to the controversial report by Mandiant Corp., the military denied the charges, arguing the data was not enough to connect the hacking to them.

"The report, in only relying on linking IP address to reach a conclusion the hacking attacks originated from China, lacks technical proof," the ministry wrote in its statement, "Everyone knows that the use of usurped IP addresses to carry out hacking attacks happens on an almost daily basis."

The ministry also argued that there was no globally accepted definition of what constitutes hacking.

Read more: http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/20/17029515-not-based-in-fact-china-angrily-denies-being-behind-widespread-us-hacking?lite

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