Update: On February 28, the Chinese military stated that almost two-thirds of the 144,000 hacking attacks on Chinese military websites in 2012 originated from the US. “According to the IP addresses, the websites were, in 2012, hacked on average from overseas 144,000 times a month, of which attacks from the US accounted for 62.9%,” Geng Yansheng, the spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said on the ministry’s website.

Last week, an American security firm published a study that suggests that the Chinese military is part of a sophisticated hacking group that has targeted several American companies.

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