China calls USA arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

China calls USA arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

China calls USA arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

"The US side fabricated facts out of thin air, made groundless accusations against China on the issue of cyber security and "sued" the two Chinese personnel on the pretext of cyber theft", Hua said. China does not have an extradition treaty with the US. "Australia and China reaffirmed them bilaterally in 2017".

The charges are the latest move by the Trump administration to demonstrate how China has routinely violated an informal anti-espionage or "data theft" agreement between former President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, which came about in 2015 after USA threats to retaliate over the China's persistent use of hackers to steal new technologies.

Zhu and Zhang had also registered IT infrastructure that the APT10 Group used to engage in illegal hacking operations. The attacks were probably made in the period between 2006 and 2018.

According to the indictment, filed in a federal court in NY, the group has been conducting extensive campaigns of global intrusions into computer systems since at least 2006.

Beijing accused Washington of "blame-shifting" and of carrying out hacking attacks against other countries.

Trump administration officials have increasingly complained of what they describe as an alarming surge in Chinese digital attacks on USA companies and government agencies.

Starting in 2014, prosecutors said, the group infiltrated computers and networks of service providers, which manage information technology for businesses and governments worldwide, in an effort to steal "intellectual property and confidential business data on a global scale".

"The Chinese government has never participated in the stealing of trade secrets or supported anyone in any way to do so", reads a statement on the Chinese FM's official website.

The British government also accused China of conducting a "widespread and significant" campaign of cyber espionage against the United Kingdom and its allies.

A poster displayed during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, Dec. 20, 2018, shows two Chinese citizens suspected to be with the group APT 10 carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from USA companies.

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"Our message to governments prepared to enable these activities is clear: together with our allies, we will expose your actions and take other necessary steps to ensure the rule of law is upheld", Hunt said.

Those cases involved both hacking and recruiting insiders to steal data and IT system passwords.

"We want them to immediately stop smothering us".

New Zealand's global spy agency says it became aware of the campaign in early 2017 and that it runs counter to commitments that China and other member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group made in 2016.

The U.K. announcement came as USA officials unsealed an indictment against two Chinese citizens accused of cyberespionage.

Western governments, including United States allies Britain and Australia, have accused Beijing of cyber-attacks.

The US plans to charge her with fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran.

APT 10 hacks against MSPs allowed Chinese spies to indirectly gain access to confidential data of numerous companies that are clients of the MSPs.

Last week, Bill Priestap, head of the FBI's counterintelligence division, told Congress that China's cyber-attacks are part of a broad campaign to demote the United States from its leadership position in the world. "In the eyes of China, there has been a coordinated effort by the Five Eyes group to contain its hi-tech development", he said in reference to the Chinese firm that is seeking to lead the world in 5G technology.

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