“China says hackers US officials have caught database ‘




China would the United States have indicated some hackers have been arrested those behind the data theft of millions of American officials would sit. The arrests allegedly took place in September.

That they took place just before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Washington, writes The Washington Post. The newspaper claims of anonymous government officials heard that China has informed the US about the arrests. It is still unclear who is involved and what was the motive of the hackers. That the Chinese authorities would not let know to the Americans, but that the perpetrators be prosecuted. Chinese state media called the hack a criminal act “other than an attack sponsored by the state such as the US initially suspected.

In early June, the hack of the systems of the Office of Personnel Management, the human resource department of the US government, known. In April this year, the hack was discovered internally. It was the biggest hack of US government agencies hitherto regarding personal data numbers: total was the order data of nearly 22 million officials and former government officials.

Within government and security circles was thought to be linked to the Chinese government for the attack showed characteristics of government spying. In the months after the US and China promised each other to refrain from economic espionage, a pledge in November by many more countries, including Germany and France was repeated at the G20 summit. According to The Washington Post, China was ready for action after Obama threatened economic sanctions against Chinese companies that could benefit from hacks of American companies.


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