Chinese Technician Denies Knowledge Of Oil Firm Hacks

A Chinese computer technician mentioned in a McAfee report that claimed Chinese hackers had attacked a number of US oil and gas companies, has denied knowledge of such an incident.

Security software maker McAfee released a report claiming that a number of major multinational oil and gas companies had been attacked by hackers over the past few years.

The company explicitly said that hackers in China had been involved in what is has called the 'Night Dragon' attacks.

Song Zhiyue, a technician with a Chinese Internet company, who has been indirectly mentioned in the report, claimed that he has "no idea at all about hacking attacks on U.S. oil companies", The Wall Street Journal reports.

McAfee did not name him as one of the hackers, rather as a conduit to the hacking, and said it had evidence against the person who had supplied the command and control servers used to mount the attacks.

“Although we don't believe this individual is the mastermind behind these attacks, it is likely this person is aware or has information that can help identify at least some of the individuals,” the report read.