Beijing has rejected a US computer security firm’s accusation of Chinese hacking against European countries before the G20 Summit in September, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. “US computer security firms have been keen on playing up the so-called cyber threat from China. But their so-called evidence is never solid but widely doubted by professionals,” foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei was quoted as saying at a daily news briefing Tuesday. “They are trying to gain attention with fake facts, which will neither be conducive to international cyber security cooperation nor the professional qualifications and reputation of the firms involved,” he said. The comments came after media reports cited cyber security firm FireEye Inc. as saying that Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer networks of five European foreign ministries.
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