The Cyber Panda Calling the Kettle Black: China Accuses the U.S. of Decade-Long Espionage


Published on Oct 5, 2023   —   4 min read

Recently, China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) accused the U.S. of a decade-long cyber espionage campaign, targeting Huawei servers and more since 2009. Meanwhile, a WeChat article from China's National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (NCVERC) echoed similar sentiments. But let's not forget, this is the same China that's been accused of cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies. It's like a cat burglar accusing a security guard of snooping. Let's dive in, shall we?

The Accusations: A Quick Recap

China's MSS claims that the U.S. has been breaking into Huawei's servers, stealing critical data, and implanting backdoors since 2009. They even named the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) Computer Network Operations as the culprit behind "systematic and platform-based attacks" against China. The WeChat article went a step further, accusing the U.S. of using spyware like "Second Date" to conduct surveillance and theft on a global scale. It's like the schoolyard bully accusing the quiet kid of starting a fight.

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