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China: Biggest victim of cyber espionage

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China's State Internet Information Office has just published an America's Global Surveillance Record, a few days after the government's announcement that it would increase security checks for computer hardware and services. The Record is drafted by the China Academy of Cyber Space and reveals more details of America's cyber espionage activities and their Chinese victims.

Chinese government agencies have long been the victims of eavesdropping and wire-tapping . The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, no doubt, suffers the most. According to government's record on America's Global Surveillance, the US had planted optical fiber bugs in the walls of the offices of the Chinese embassy in Australia when it was built in 1990.

"The Foreign Ministry has been a major victim of US cyber spying...we feel very insecure in this building regarding to cyber security...emails with suspicious attachment, breakdown of server in the office, difficulties in logging on internal system...the hacking of Chinese facilities is very evident." Chinese Ministry Of Foreign Affairs counselor Zhou Jingxing said.

Countermeasures have been taken to guard national information security. China has already banned new computers at the central government from using Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 8, citing risks of being monitored and controlled remotely.

"If the confidential information has been stolen by other countries, it means the national security has been compromised...they'd know our thoughts and our bottom line, and have a better bargaining at the negotiation table, that's the scenarios every country would avoid." Zhou said.

The US cyber spying operation penetrates every corner of China, says the Record. The Chinese high-tech telecom giant, Huawei Technologies, has been spied on since 2009. A specially designated NSA team copied the details of 1,400 of its customers, as well as email files, and even the source code of some products. However, in consideration of brand image and industry competition, Huawei declined our request to interview.


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