The Chinese government described the accusations that it was behind a hacking attack on Microsoft’s servers last March as “irresponsible”.
The first response of the Asian country came through its embassies in Australia and New Zealand, two countries that blame Beijing for cyber action, as well as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union.
In a statement, the Chinese diplomatic headquarters in Wellington called the accusations “completely baseless and irresponsible,” while the embassy in Canberra accused Australia of being a “parrot” of US rhetoric, which it described as “world champions in malicious cyber attacks.”
Last Monday (19), the United States and its allies blamed China for conducting a hack against Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers, affecting more than 30,000 American organizations.
According to Washington, China’s Ministry of State Security has created a “criminal hacker ecosystem” for government-sponsored activities, and maintained an “irresponsible and destabilizing” attitude.
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