cybersecurity

China says it opposes and cracks down on all forms of cyberattacks

Reuters

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

China says it opposes and cracks down on all forms of cyberattacks
China's government says it 'firmly opposes and cracks down on' cyberattacks, following a statement by the Philippines that hackers from China tried to break into Philippine government websites

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese government does not tolerate any form of cyberattacks and will not allow any country or individual to engage in such illegal activities using Chinese infrastructure, its embassy in the Philippines said.

It made the assurances after the Philippines on Monday said that hackers from China last month attempted to break into government websites, including President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s personal website, but failed.

Manila did not say the hackers were linked to any state, but said they were found to be using the services of Chinese state-owned company Unicom. Unicom did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“The Chinese government all along firmly opposes and cracks down on all forms of cyber attack in accordance with law, allows no country or individual to engage in cyber attack and other illegal activities on Chinese soil or using Chinese infrastructure,” a spokesperson at the Chinese Embassy in Manila said late on Monday, February 5.

The Philippines is currently working on a five-year cybersecurity strategy to beef up its cyber defenses. Its military last year announced it would create a cyber command. – Rappler.com

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI
Download the Rappler App!