The Buzz | China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

China denied involvement in any hacking activities yesterday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of people.
The Justice Department accused Beijing on Monday of engineering one of the biggest hacks in history targeting consumer data.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China was committed to “firmly oppose and combat cyberattacks of any kind,” adding that it is a staunch defender of cybersecurity and its institutions “never engage in cybertheft of trade secrets.”
Geng also turned the accusation back on the U.S., saying past events had shown Washington is “engaging in large-scale, organized and indiscriminate cyberstealing, spying and surveillance activities on foreign governments, enterprises and individuals.”
“China is also a victim of this,” Geng said.

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