China to US: Stop hacking us

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China asked the U.S. government on Thursday to stop spying on and hacking other countries, after WikiLeaks revealed data showing that the CIA can hack a range of devices, including some manufactured in China.

Software companies quickly tried to detect security weak points following the WikiLeak news, with some calling for more details about what the U.S. intelligence community was doing, according to a Reuters report.

Cisco routers, which are widely used to provide wireless internet, were listed as a target in the WikiLeaks data. Cisco, a California-based company, markets its routers as providing “strong security and services to enterprise, service providers, and industrial networks.”

{mosads}Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE also are on the list.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang asked the U.S. to stop hacking China. 

“We urge the U.S. side to stop listening in, monitoring, stealing secrets and internet hacking against China and other countries,” Geng said at daily news briefing, according to Reuters.

The U.S. government regularly accuses China and other countries for hacking attacks, which the Chinese government always denies.

China also has a highly developed surveillance program. The Chinese government also tightly monitors internet use within the state.


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