Hacking allegations against China both baseless and revealing

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) — U.S. cybersecurity firm Mandiant on Monday claimed in a report that hackers related to the Chinese military attacked some U.S. websites, once again stirring up the “Chinese hackers threat.”

Mandiant put forward as its main evidence a claim that many of the cyber attacks were launched from IP addresses registered in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai.

However, one does not need to be a cybersecurity expert to know that professional hackers usually exploit what is called the botnet in other parts of the world as proxies for attacks, not their own computers.

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