China Against Cyber Theft, Official Says

A Standard Missile 3 interceptor is fired from the Aegis-equipped warship USS Lake Erie in a May 13 trial. Chinese hackers have targeted designs for Standard Missile and Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, according to a new Pentagon report (U.S. Missile Defense Agency photo).
A Standard Missile 3 interceptor is fired from the Aegis-equipped warship USS Lake Erie in a May 13 trial. Chinese hackers have targeted designs for Standard Missile and Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, according to a new Pentagon report (U.S. Missile Defense Agency photo).

A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday said the nation is against computer attacks intended to glean data from other countries, the Associated Press reported.

Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang made no specific reference to a Defense Department report that found Chinese hackers had extracted information on several U.S. ballistic missile defense systems and dozens of other arms technologies.

He said instead that Beijing hopes to collaborate with Washington against such activities, noting a bilateral deal to establish a panel on computer-based crimes.

May 29, 2013
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A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday said the nation is against computer attacks intended to glean data from other countries, the Associated Press reported.

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