Report: China Likely Hacked US Satellites
China strongly denies all reports of endangering security
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 10:13 AM CDT
A new US government report links several satellite hacking incidents to the Chinese military.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Hackers who hit two US satellites four times in 2007 and 2008 may have been tied to the Chinese military, reports Bloomberg. “Such interference poses numerous potential threats, particularly if achieved against satellites with more sensitive functions,” says a draft of the annual report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report, which says one attack "achieved all steps required to command the satellite,” stops short of directly accusing China of making the attacks, but says they were "consistent" with Chinese military policy.

The report does not give many details about the hacking, but says that China “conducted and supported a range of malicious cyber activities” over the past year. China strongly denies the assertions. China “never does anything that endangers other countries’ security interests," says a spokesman from the Chinese embassy in Washington, accusing the commission of “collecting unproved stories to serve its purpose of vilifying China’s international image over the years."

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awojoone1
Oct 29, 2011 3:20 AM CDT
Just china being china >>>>>they STEAL technology reverse engineer and voila!! You have china at it's worst, Who invaded Korea?? Who helped the viet cong? Who has stolen anything worth stealing from the west?? The guilty party ON ALL COUNTS IS china. SCREW china !!! WE MUST raise tariffs on ALL their sh!t the sooner the better PLEASE!!!!!
$4565535
Oct 27, 2011 2:23 PM CDT
Hopefully the US actually abides by the "no nukes in space" treaty
finkster
Oct 27, 2011 11:36 AM CDT
China “never does anything that endangers other countries’ security interests" Now that's funny