China Denies Hacking Pentagon
Posted on Sep 4, 2007
China has denied responsibility for a large raid on the Department of Defense’s computer network, attributing the accusation to a “Cold War mentality.” A senior U.S. official was quoted in the Financial Times as implicating the People’s Liberation Army in the attack, which forced the Pentagon to shut down its network for more than a week.
China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington.
A foreign ministry official said the claims “reflected Cold War mentality”.
The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for the defence secretary’s office.
DoD / Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, USAF