A high-ranking Chinese official again rejected all accusations of involvement of his government in any hacking attacks against Western companies.
"The government has never supported or been involved in cyber attacks, and it will never do so. Those remarks are sheer nonsense," said Peng Bo, of the internet bureau of the State Council's Information Office.
He rejected accusations by U.S. experts that China's military or government offices were behind cyber attacks aimed at illicitly acquiring information on technology or trade secrets for the benefit of Chinese state companies. China itself was the biggest victim of hacking attacks, Peng was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua news agency. "The remarks are groundless," he said. Even if an attack was traced to China, it was very likely that people in other countries were controlling the attacks, he said.