- Title: China says it resolutely opposes cyber attacks, accused of targeting Tibetans
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG ARRIVING AT REGULAR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN GENG SHUANG, SAYING: "China has always resolutely opposed, and cracked down on any form of cyber-attacks. Cyber space is highly virtual, and it's difficult to trace the source of diverse actions. When investigating and determining the source of a cyber-attack sufficient evidence should be provided instead of making groundless speculations or applying random labels. What we are calling for is that the international community should work together and face cybersecurity threats through dialogue and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF FOREIGN MINISTRY BUILDING CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 11:12
- Keywords: China cyber tibetan internet hacker Uighurs Xinjiang
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY5M3IF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday (September 25) that China "has always resolutely opposed" cyber-attacks, after a Canadian report said Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans.
Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published by Citizen Lab, a Canada-based academic research group.
"When investigating and determining, the source of a cyber-attack sufficient evidence should be provided instead of making groundless speculations or applying random labels," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a Wednesday briefing.
Citing the technical similarities in the attacks and ones uncovered by U.S. tech firms against Uighurs, the report suggested that forces likely working with the Chinese government may be upgrading their surveillance efforts against key minorities more broadly. The Tibetans are protesting Chinese rule of the mountainous region inside China.
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