China Feigns Shock and Outrage at Cyber Security Report
"Chinese military forces have never supported any hacking activities," Geng Yangsheng, a spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, said in a statement. "The claim by the Mandiant company that the Chinese military engages in Internet espionage has no foundation in fact."
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The report pinpointed a singular location in China -- a 12-story office tower in Shanghai's Pudong district -- as the origin of a large percentage of attacks on American businesses and government agencies. Among the stolen data were confidential business plans, emails of high-ranking employees, user credentials, and more.
Nevertheless, China's stance is that Mandiant's reports has "no factual basis," and furthermore disputes what constitutes hacking in the first place.
"There has been no clear internationally agreed definition for 'cyber attacks,'" Yangsheng added.
Yangsheng also said that "cyberattacks are by nature transnational, anonymous, and deceptive," making it difficult to trace their routes. "It's widely known that using stolen IP addresses to carry out hacking attacks is happening every day," he said.
We reached out to Hamlet's mother for comment, who told HotHardware, "China doth protest too much, methinks."