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Xinhua: Hacking Attacks on China Become Increasingly Serious; Most Attacks Are from the U.S.”

On March 10, 2013, Xinhua published an article asserting that China is a victim of hacking attacks from overseas. In January and February of 2013, most of the cyber attacks against China originated in the U.S.

“According to the National Computer Network Emergency Response Coordination Center (CNCERT), the hacking attacks against China from other countries have become increasingly serious. From the samplings it took from January 1, 2013, to February 28, 2013, CNCERT found that 6,747 Trojans or botnets have hacked into 1.9 million servers in China; of those, 2,196 control servers in the United States controlled 1.287 million host computers in China. Regardless of the quantity of hackings into China’s servers or the numbers of China’s host computers being controlled, the United States was ranked as the #1 (hacker).”

Source: Xinhua, March 10, 2013