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Pot calls the kettle hack as China claims Uncle Sam did digital sneak peek first

September 20, 2023

The ongoing face-off between Washington and Beijing over technology and security issues has taken a new twist, with China accusing the US of hacking into the servers of Huawei in 2009 and conducting other cyber-attacks to steal critical data.

China’s Ministry of State Security made the allegations in a posting (and here, translated) on WeChat, claiming that in 2009 US intelligence services “began to invade servers at Huawei headquarters and continued to monitor them.”

The post goes on to claim that more recently, it was discovered that the US had carried out “tens of thousands of malicious network attacks” on targets in China, including Northwestern Polytechnical University; that it had controlled tens of thousands of network devices; and stolen a large amount of high-value data.

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