China says it has proof that the US government used Chinese computers to launch cyberattacks on Russia and Ukraine
While all eyes are on the war between Russia and Ukraine, the United States is secretly using Chinese computers to launch cyberattacks on Russia and Ukraine, that’s according to a claim by the Chinese government. The allegation comes just two weeks after hacktivist group Anonymous launched a cyberwar against Russia claiming attacks on Russian sites including state-controlled TV site Russia Today.
State news agency Xinhua reported Friday that China has experienced continuous cyberattacks since February in which US internet addresses have been used to seize control of Chinese computers to target and launch cyberattacks on Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.
Xinhua cited the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China (CNCERT/CC), a cybersecurity technical center that leads efforts to prevent and detect cybersecurity threats to the country.
“Monitoring by the CNCERT/CC found that since late February, China’s internet has continuously faced cyberattacks from abroad. These overseas groups attacked by taking control of computers in the country to carry out cyberattacks on Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus,” it quoted the center as saying.
Meanwhile, about half a million global hackers joined forces to unleash hell on the Russian military, banking, and communication networks. According to a report from Bloomberg, there are reportedly more than 400,000 “volunteer hackers” who are now helping Ukraine fight its cyberwar against Russia.
Victor Zhora, deputy chief of Ukraine’s information protection service, also told Bloomberg last week that Ukraine was putting up a “cyber resistance” against its invasion that would work to try and weaken Russia.