China on Thursday accused the United States and four of its Western allies of engaging in a “disinformation campaign” after issuing a report alleging Beijing sponsored a cyberattack against their interests.
“This is a report with serious flaws and very unprofessional,” said Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, during a press conference.
And she continued, “It is clear that this is a collective disinformation campaign by the countries of the Five Eyes coalition, launched by the United States for geopolitical purposes.”
The Five Eyes coalition is an intelligence cooperation network that includes Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand – countries that often have conflicts with China, to varying degrees.
In a joint advisory report, authorities in those countries warned of a malicious “cluster of activities” linked to a “state-sponsored cyber actor from the People’s Republic of China, also known as Vault Typhoon”.
It claims hackers quietly infiltrated America’s “critical infrastructure”.
“As everyone knows, the Five Eyes Alliance is the world’s largest intelligence organization and the (US) National Security Agency is the world’s largest hacking organization,” Mao Ning said.
“The fact that they are collaborating to publish such a misleading report is in itself ludicrous.”
The National Security Agency, often denounced by Beijing, was made famous by one of the former computer scientists, the American Edward Snowden, who revealed the existence of a US system of global surveillance of communications and especially the Internet.
In a separate communique, the American Microsoft group has an assurance that the Volt Typhoon was active in mi-2021 and that it is available, among other, essential infrastructures in Guam, which is an important American military base in Guam. ‘The Pacific Ocean.
Microsoft warned that this campaign risks “disrupting critical communications infrastructure between the United States and the Asian region during future crises.”
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