Translated Chinese News article from Global Times entitled: America Accuses Chinese Military of Continued Hacking People’s Liberation Army Responds/ 美国指责中国军方黑客持续活跃 解放军作回应

Posted: February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
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A few key points from this article:

Tone:

1). China still trying to win the PR war on who the true hacker culprit is – America or China – not only to gain ground in global media, but also to gain national support behind the ruling party.
2).Claims that America, the true culprit of world-wide hacking, is carrying out nefarious cyber warfare which is harming Internet peace and security

Interesting points:
1).China counters Mandiant report and accusations of China government sponsored hacking by stating this behavior runs counter to Chinese law, “ Chinese law prohibits hacking and any behavior that harms Internet security”. Now to define harmful behavior to Internet security and how this intersects with national security.

2). China Denies validity of U.S. accusations stating that there is no concrete support and that these types of accusations are entirely groundless and irresponsible.

America Accuses Chinese Military of Continued Hacking People’s Liberation Army Responds

11/08/2013 Origin: China Daily Editor: Zhou Yang Reporter: Zhou Wa Source:Global Times

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Picture: A Picture from within the U.S. Air Force Cyber Command

Regarding America’s groundless accusation against China’s Cyber Security [apparatuses], the Ministry of National Defense while responding to a question raised by a China Daily reporter stated that America on one level is misusing technological advantages to seek its own secret goals, while on the other level is making groundless accusations against other countries. This double standard does not benefit cyber-space peace or security.

According to a report by Reuters, on November 6, the American U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission submitted a draft report stating that there are no indications that Chinese military hackers have ceased cyber attacks.

In response the Ministry of Defense, having purveyed related reports, pointed out that released statements by related American institutions and specialists due to not have any conclusive proof, are entirely groundless and irresponsible. Chinese law prohibits hacking and any behavior that harms Internet security, the Chinese military has never supported any hacking activities.

Previously, a network security company, Mandiant, published a report in February of this year claiming that a Shanghai based unit of the China People’s Liberation Army is likely to have been involved in cyber attacks on many American companies. A fact that the Ministry of Defense adamantly denies.

Original Chinese language article: http://mil.huanqiu.com/china/2013-11/4543417.html

Link to Mandiant report indicated in this article:http://intelreport.mandiant.com/Mandiant_APT1_Report.pdf

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