There has been any immediate answer to recent Chinese hacking allegations from China’s American Embassy located in Beijing or by the National Security Agency (NSA).
On the 5th of September 2022 China claimed that Washington of snooping on the computers of a university US officials claim is used for research for military purposes, adding to the accusations of both governments about a plethora of internet surveillance against one another.
The Chinese National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center has announced the fact that Northwestern Polytechnical University reported computer hacks in June.
The center, along with a commercial security service, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. The center traced the attack to the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) but did not explain how the process was carried out.
China as well as China and the United States are, along with Russia considered to be global top researchers in cyber-warfare.
China is accusing that the United States of spying on universities and energy companies, as well as internet and energy businesses and other targets. Washington is accusing Beijing of stealing secrets from commercial companies and has declared the filing of criminal cases against Chinese military officials.
The tech magazine Wired claims that China’s claims frequently refer to ‘crimes’ that are out of date such as: “Ben Read, director of cyberespionage analysis at the US cybersecurity firm Mandiant, says China’s state media push of alleged US hacking seems to be consistent, but it mostly contains older information,” an article published in May 2022 news article provides.
Chinese state-owned press Global Times has written an exposé about the latest incident that involved “malicious attacks against targets in China”.
These US activities “seriously endanger China’s national security,” stated Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning. Mao Ning also said that she had accused Washington of spying through Chinese mobile phones as well as stealing text messages.
“China strongly condemns it,” Mao declared.
It was reported that the American Embassy Beijing hasn’t responded to a request for comments according to The Associated Press reported. Bloomberg said that it has contacted the Embassy, along with the NSA with no immediate results.
Security experts believe that the Communist Party’s military branch, known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Ministry of State Security also provide funding to hackers who are not part of the government.
Northwestern Polytechnical University, in the western city of Xi’an located in Xi’an, is listed on a US state-owned ” entity list” that restricts it’s access to American technology. Washington claims that the university assists the PLA create underwater and aerial drones as well as missile technology.
The announcement on Monday in the wake of the announcement accused authorities in the United States of taking information regarding the university’s network management as well as various “core technologies.” It claimed Chinese analysts discovered 41 “network attack” tools that it claimed could be traced back by the NSA.
In the year 2000 an Chinese person, Shuren Qin, was sentenced to prison for two years by the federal judge at Boston after he admitted to exporting marine and underwater technological innovations into Northwestern Polytechnical University without required licenses.
The NSA is which is part of the Department of Defense, is accountable in the field of “signals intelligence,” or collecting data and communications.
The Computer Virus Emergency Response Center was established at the end of 1996, by the department that police Tianjin’s east city Tianjin is the Chinese agency that is responsible for checking and testing computer virus protection products.
A report from Qihoo 360 in 2020 revealed that the hacking tools used during attacks on Chinese businesses and government agencies between 2008 and 2009 were linked to the Central Intelligence Agency by comparing the code with CIA tools revealed to Wikileaks. Wikileaks group.
The virus center claimed that the NSA of performing another “malicious network attacks” in China but provided no specifics. The virus center said that 13 individuals associated with the attacks were identified.
The hackers were able to exploit the “zero day,” or previously unreported security flaw at the school according to the statement. The report said the break-ins were carried out from servers that were located in 17 countries, which included Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine and Colombia.
The document stated that it was NSA software tools that had names like “Second Date” and “Drinking Tea” but did not mention the tools could have been used in the university.