China says Canada is irresponsible for hacking accusation

“The Chinese government consistently opposes criminal activities of all forms aimed at sabotaging the Internet and computer networks, including cyber-hacking and has been cracking down on such activities firmly,” China Foreign Ministry said reacting to Canada’s accusation of hacking into Ottawa-based National Research Council computers.

The hacking, according to Canada’s chief information officer Corinne Charette, came from a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.

The National Research Council is the Government of Canada’s premier research and technology organization. They are working to provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. They are working with industry leaders like aircraft and train maker.

“It is irresponsible for the Canadian side to make groundless accusations against China when there is no credible evidence,” China’s government said through its foreign ministry.

“We urge the Canadian side to correct their mistakes, stop making baseless accusations and eliminate the negative impacts incurred by its statement,” China said.

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