Chinese Foreign Ministry: US and Five Eyes Spread False Information About Chinese Hackers
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning denied a report by Microsoft and several Western countries about alleged attacks by Chinese hackers on the United States.
Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mao Ning accused United States and its allies in the Five Eyes Alliance (five eyes) in conducting a joint disinformation operation. She spoke at a briefing on Thursday in response to a report released on Wednesday by Microsoft and several Western countries. It claimed that Chinese hackers attacked important US infrastructure, including the island of Guam.
As Mao Ning emphasized, the United States is a real “hacker empire.” She said the report was “far-fetched” and had serious flaws in the chain of evidence.
The diplomat also noted that the US NSA and the cybersecurity agencies of Great Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, which make up the Five Eyes Alliance, made similar statements almost simultaneously with Microsoft.
“Apparently, this was a collective disinformation campaign initiated by the US within the framework of the Five Eyes alliance for its own geopolitical purposes,” she stressed.
Mao Ning also added that the US not only used government structures, but also attracted private companies to participate in this campaign. According to her, this is not the first and not the last case of such behavior on the part of the United States.