China’s foreign ministry claims the United States (US) has become the world the biggest spy country for cyberspace espionage. They have expressed anger over the hackers’ empire of The United States. Yesterday, Citing the Chinese Foreign Ministry reported this.
It was recently reported that US intelligence agents used the Swiss company’s crypto encoding device to spy on another state. They have done so to steal thousands of messages from governments of over 120 countries. At that point, the US is Spy Country China claim.
A man checks Cybersecurity in Cyberspace
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Gang Shuang said that these facts repeatedly prove that they are the biggest state-of-the-art in spying on cyberspace. He added that the United States only considers the sky the limit when it comes to intelligence. They control 3 million Chinese computers and infect the virus every year on 3600 Chinese websites. Also, they have collected over 5 billion mobile phone call records for more than a decade, including conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. That is other reason us spy country China claim.
Meanwhile, the US denied such allegations against them, saying, “We do not know on what basis they are making such accusations.” The US intelligence chief said in a statement that it was “totally dirty and intentional”. China also conducts espionage in the United States through a fake LinkedIn account. Through this, they are trying to engage US citizens in spying by accessing various systems of US government and commercial entities.
US intelligence chief William Evanina said in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials warned Microsoft Corporation’s LinkedIn that China was using their site to conduct aggressive spying. He said the accused were contacting thousands of LinkedIn members at the same time.
US NCSE director and intelligence chief William Evanina
Earlier, Germany and British authorities warned their citizens that Beijing wanted to spy on them using LinkedIn. However, this is the first time the United States has publicly mentioned such a problem. By that, the problem is much greater than it was previously thought.
Evanina said LinkedIn should follow the steps of Twitter, Google, and Facebook. They have canceled hundreds of millions of fake accounts that are linked to intelligence agencies in Iran and Russia. They ought to likewise demand that LinkedIn make such a move. He also added that LinkedIn is a wonderful site. But it has made it a wonderful place for foreign adversaries, whereby they target not only the government but all kinds of people, including scientists, engineers, academics, thinkers. It has become an arena for finding all kinds of people.
However, he did not say how many fake accounts the United States had discovered at the time, how many Americans had been linked to it, or how the Chinese success rate in this regard. As a result, a question war exists between the two countries regarding cyberspace.