China dismisses Philippine cyber-attack claims; denies any involvement in hacking

February 8, 2024
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TLDR: China’s Foreign Ministry has denied accusations by the Philippine government that hackers in China attempted to break into Manila’s most sensitive computer networks. The Chinese embassy in Manila called the claims “baseless and unfounded.” This comes amidst ongoing tensions between China and the Philippines over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The Philippines has previously accused China of cyber-espionage, including alleged attacks against government agencies and military installations. The cyber-attack accusations are likely to further strain relations between the two countries. The Philippines has been seeking support from the U.S. and other regional allies to counter China’s assertiveness in the disputed waters. This incident highlights the growing concern over cyber security threats and the potential for state-sponsored hacking.

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