Over the first two months of the year China’s National ComputerNetwork Emergency Response Coordination Center (CNCERT) detected2,196 servers in the United States, which were controlling 1.29million infected computers in mainland China, the cyber securityagency told Xinhua on Sunday. This makes the US “the top-rankingcountry” that hacked into Chinese computer networks, it stated.A CNCERT report last month said over 2012 a total of 10.5million infected computers were traced to control servers withAmerican IPs. The agency said US hacks constituted 74 per cent ofall such cyber attacks on China, with South Korea and Germanyfollowing the ranking.Many in the US see China as the prime source of threat in thecyber world, with some alleging that Chinese government rather thanindividual is behind some of such hacks. Last month a US cybersecurity firm released a report which accused a unit inChina’s military of conducting a secret cyber war on America.It is said Beijing is after American military and commercialsecrets as well as seeking the capability to strike on crucialinfrastructure in the US through the internet.In response the Chinese Defense Ministry said that two majorChinese military websites, including that of the ministry itself,were subject to about 144,000hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of whichcame from the United States.
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