The People’s Republic of China denounced, this Friday, “continuous computer attacks” against the national network since February and aimed at promoting cyber actions against Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
“China has detected computer attacks against its internet since the end of February. In the face of these attacks, organizations abroad have tried to take control of China’s computers and consequently launch cyberattacks against Russia, Ukraine and Belarus“, said China’s National Internet Emergency Response Center (CNCERT).
In a statement, the center indicates that the target of 87% of the attacks was Russia and that most of the actions originated in the US. Attacks from Germany and Holland were few in number.
The People’s Republic of China has repeatedly accused the US of being the source of most of the world’s cyber attacks and of wiretapping “rivals and allies”. On the contrary, NATO, the US and Washington allies such as the UK, Australia, Canada and Japan have recently accused the Beijing regime of being responsible for attacks, namely against the Microsoft company in early March.
According to Washington, the Ministry of Security of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s main police and intelligence agency, “hires hackers, criminals” to carry out unauthorized operations on a global level: cyber extortion, “crypto hijacking” and theft. Beijing denies the accusations, stressing that there are 52,000 servers that handle “toxic programs” located outside the territory of the People’s Republic of China and that control 5.3 million users inside the country.