Chinese Military Hackers Hit London, Too

A day after Pentagon denial, evidence of cyberattacks in Europe
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2007 5:36 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A day after Beijing denied that Chinese hackers had infiltrated the Pentagon's computer network, the Guardian leads with a story that "cyberwarriors" have targeted British defense and diplomatic ministries. The hackers, believed to be working for the People's Liberation Army, have also directed attacks at American and German government and military offices.

Angela Merkel, whose computers in her private office were hacked, discussed her concerns over cyber-warfare with Beijing last week, and it should be an issue when Presidents Bush and Hu meet in Sydney tomorrow. Officials in the British defense ministry batted aside questions of specific attacks but called Chinese hacking a "constant ongoing problem."