Mao said the involvement of a certain company in the reports indicates that aside from government agencies, the U.S. is using additional channels to spread disinformation.
“This is not the first time — and certainly not the last time — for them to do so. Whatever their subterfuge, it will not change the fact that the U.S. is the champion of hacking,” she said.
Investigation reports released by Chinese institutions in September last year accused the U.S. of using 41 specialized cyber weapons to launch more than 1,000 attacks on China’s Northwestern Polytechnical University and stealing core technical data. The U.S. has not yet offered an explanation on the matter.
Mao said that Washington should immediately explain its own cyber attacks instead of diverting public attention with false information.