Chinese researcher calls for international help to fight hackers

Considering the recent accusing fingers being pointed at the Chinese government over alleged hacking attacks on government computer systems in the US, UK and Germany, I was amused to read that China is now calling for better international co-operation to prevent hackers' attacks.

According to Wang Xinjun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences, various countries should stop accusing each other for hacking crimes and develop a joint plan to tackle the problem.

"Countries should strengthen exchanges of information on hackers' attacks and make it easier for other countries to track down on the hackers," he said.

According to Wang, the Chinese Government has always adopted a serious attitude to information security and "regarded Internet-wrecking crimes as common challenges to non-traditional security of the whole world."

All good stuff. Until you realise it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black...