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China responsible for many cyber attacks against U.S.: Queen's University expert

2013-03-04

Queen’s University computer and Internet security expert David Skillicorn can comment on the U.S. security firm Mandiant’s report that has traced an overwhelming percentage of cyber attacks on American corporations and government agencies to a building on a People’s Liberation Army base in Shanghai.

Dr. Skillicorn, a professor in the Queen’s School of Computing and cyber hacking expert, says many experts have long suspected that Chinese officials have been involved in trying to hack and steal information from other countries.

“Officials in Beijing can say all they want they are not involved in hacking, but the evidence is becoming overwhelming. Once you have enough data-points pointing the finger at the Chinese government, their deniability becomes pretty flimsy,” says Dr. Skillicorn.

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