China accuses U.S. intelligence agencies as source behind Wuhan cybersecurity attack


China has reiterated claims that last month’s cybersecurity attack on a Wuhan facility was the work of U.S. intelligence agencies, pointing to a “very complex” malware used in the incident. 

The Wuhan Earthquake Monitoring Center on July 26 was reported to be the victim of an attack that appeared to originate from government-backed hackers in the U.S. The allegations state the attack targeted network equipment that collected seismic intensity data, which measured the magnitude of earthquakes and contained information concerning national security, according to the Wuhan Municipal Emergency Management Bureau. Information on military defense facilities, for example, is taken into account in determining seismic intensity. 

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