China denies involvement in Google attacks

Posted on Monday, January 25 2010 @ 20:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
China's government defended its online censorship and denied any state involvement in the cyberattacks on Google. More info at CNET.
The statements, issued Monday Beijing time and carried on the state news agency Xinhua, come nearly two weeks after Google threatened to pull out of the country after finding that e-mail accounts belonging to human rights activists had been compromised and separately deciding it was no longer interested in self-censoring search results.

Any "accusation that the Chinese government participated in [any] cyberattack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless and aims to denigrate China," an unidentified spokesman for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology told Xinhua. "We [are] firmly opposed to that."

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Re: China denies involvement in Google attacks
by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 26 2010 @ 5:25 CET
Funny, give them a few dissidents and they can find 3 or 4 people in 5 billion, but give a large scale internet attack on a foreign company and they all of a sudden shrug and "don't seem to have any idea what you are talking about".

Convenient. Pathetic, but convenient.