Chinese cyber security company Qihoo 360 has claimed that CIA-linked hackers have been attacking China’s aviation and economic sectors for 11 years. CIA’s goals include internet companies and government agencies.
The tension between the USA and the People’s Republic of China continues under various headings. Finally, Qihoo 360, a Chinese cyber security company, has suggested that CIA-linked hackers have been attacking Chinese aviation and energy sectors, scientific research centers, internet companies and government agencies for 11 years.
Qihoo 360, which revealed the project by comparing CIL’s digital spying tools published by Wikileaks in 2017 with the malicious software it found, claimed that the attacks on the aviation industry may have been made to follow “travel programs of important people”.
Cyber tension between USA and China
Publishing a catalog of the malicious software samples obtained, Qihoo 360 also included an analysis of the software creation times. According to this analysis, malicious software matches the working hours of the time zone on the east side of the USA.
Cyber espionage charges between the U.S. and China are not new. While the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI keep China’s attacks on intellectual property rights of companies in the U.S. on the agenda, Chinese government-related hackers also argue that cyber spies. The claim that Chinese military hackers against Equifax, one of the US’s credit reporting agencies, attacked last month. Therefore, 4 Chinese hackers were charged with charges.
According to previous allegations made by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Chinese government was actually behind hacking events affecting 45 American companies or government agencies in recent years. Allegedly, China sponsored Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, a member of a Chinese hacking group called APT10, to steal sensitive information from critical companies and institutions from the United States.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ging Shuang also described the United States as the ‘hacker empire’ in a recent statement and said, “The facts have shown that the United States is once the largest cyber-wire and literally hacker empire in the international arena. Telephone listening activities are a real rogue. has reached the point of lawlessness and turmoil, “he said.