China: No, No, No, It's Other Countries Hacking OUR Military Computers
from the on-the-offensive dept
There were a bunch of reports recently claiming that various government agencies (including the US, Germany and New Zealand) had computer systems hacked by hackers tied to the Chinese government. The details have been quite vague, and it has all the warning signs of a story that’s been blown out of proportion (perhaps for political purposes). However, China apparently feels that it’s time to strike back. While initially denying any responsibility, the Chinese gov’t is now taking a different strategy, claiming that it’s actually China that’s been a regular victim of foreign hackers breaking into its classified military computer systems. Of course, the truth is probably that spies on all sides are constantly trying to hack into computers of foreign gov’t agencies. That should hardly come as a surprise, so all of these recent press reports are nothing more than posturing about how “shocked” gov’t officials are for actions that everyone knows occurs all the time.