Cyber attacks in China have risen 60% since 2012, and the government naturally blames the US. Last year 15,000 host computers were hijacked by Trojan horse malware, while 61,000 websites were compromised due to backdoor breaches from overseas, the statement said. We’re not entirely sure how this is any different than your average day on the China internet, but we digress. Shanghai Daily reports:
Almost 11 million host computers were hacked by overseas-based servers, mostly from the US, South Korea and Hong Kong, it said.
Servers based in the United States accounted for a third of the total, it said.
Last week, The New York Times and German magazine Der Spiegel said that the US government spied on major Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co.
On Thursday, China’s defense ministry said it would beef up its Internet security in response to the report, but also accused Washington of hypocrisy.
The White House has said the US does not spy to gain commercial advantage.
Okay, probably the most laughable statement of the century, but clearly both sides are in on the cyberwarfare. Chinese hackers have in the past infiltrated NASA’s jet propulsion lab, breached Google security, and even spearphished their way into the US Chamber of Commerce, gaining administrative level clearance.