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China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations

Published on Feb 4, 2013 12:34 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - The flagship newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US.

The People's Daily article echoed vehement government rejections last week after The New York Times and Wall Street Journal linked Beijing to cyberattacks.

In a fresh development, The Washington Post disclosed on Saturday that it had suffered an attack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it.

"Even those with little understanding of the Internet know that hacking attacks are transnational and concealable," said the signed Chinese-language commentary, which could not be found on the paper's English website.

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