- uploaded: Feb 20, 2013
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Following a scathing report about the Chinese military's involvement in Internet hacking, China's Defense Ministry quickly denied the accusations.
State-run CCTV delivered this message from the Military on Wednesday (February 20), saying quote, "the Chinese army has never supported any hacking activity."
It appears CCTV forgot this documentary it showed back in July 2011. It's about the Chinese regime's military technologies—specifically, how cyber-attacks are used in military operations.
The military expert talks about "hard" and "soft tactics", like sending Trojan horses to infect systems, and using "logic bombs" to cripple a computer system.
The footage then shows a custom-built software, made by the Electrical Engineering University of China's People's Liberation Army. The software has a list of US-based websites about Falun Gong, a spiritual practice the Chinese regime has persecuted since 1999. The operator selects minghui.org. It's one of Falun Gong's main websites hosted in the US. The operator then clicks on "Attack," before the screen cuts away to another shot
On Tuesday, the US says it long been concerned about cyber-attacks from the Chinese military.
[Jay Carney, White House Spokesman]:
"We have repeatedly raised our concerns at the highest levels about cyber-theft with senior Chinese officials including in the military and we will continue to do so. This is a very important challenge. It is one the president has been working on and urging Congress to take action on for quite some time and he will continue to do that."
U.S. cyber security company Mandiant issued a report on Tuesday, identifying a secretive unit of the People's Liberation Army (in Shanghai as behind the "sustained" hacking attacks on US and other foreign entities.