China’s People’s Liberation Army has pointed its fingers at the US as the main culprit of waging a world-wide cyber-war against the Arab countries and other so called “hostile” governments.
These allegations came from PLA scholars on Friday, within a couple of days it had been reported that hackers, allegedly backed by the Chinese government attempted to hack into hundreds of Gmail accounts belonging to many key White House officials and Chinese journalists.
Google traced backed the attack to the city of Jinan, a strategically important city, which is also the home to a tech school which was linked by US investigating agencies with another similar attack in 2010 on Google and 20 other major American firms. China denied being behind these attacks though.
The PLA scholars, who brought these accusations through a published article in the China Youth Daily News Paper, however, “forgot” to mention the claims made by Google yesterday.
The article, which bears the signatures of Zhao Baoxian and Ye Zhenga claimed (opens in new tab), “Of late, an Internet tornado has swept across the world ... massively impacting and shocking the globe. Behind all this lies the shadow of America".
"Faced with this warmup for an Internet war, every nation and military can't be passive but is making preparations to fight the Internet war," it added.