Friday, June 13, 2008

China Denies Attacks on U.S. Congressional Computer Systems Becuase It Lacks the Capability

China's Foreign Ministry has denied reports that China was the source of attacks on U.S. Congressional systems because it lacks the technology to do so:
"China denied accusations by two U.S. lawmakers that it hacked into congressional computers, saying Thursday that as a developing country it wasn't capable of sophisticated cybercrime.

"Is there any evidence? ... Do we have such advanced technology? Even I don't believe it," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regularly scheduled news conference."

The article discusses the inconsistency in this statement - China is a leader in high technology; not only manufacturing but in design and development:

"China has a thriving information technology industry and claims to have 221 million Internet users — equal to the U.S. as the most in the world.

"I'd like to urge some people in the U.S. not to be paranoid," Qin said. "They should do more to contribute to mutual understanding, trust and friendship between the U.S. and China."

China denies hacking into US computers

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