Since the U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments against 5 Chinese military officers, some U.S. media have reported that the U.S. is conducting spying operations not confined to national security. The claims are based on secret documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
According to a Wall Street Journal report on May 19, Cisco chief John Chambers complained to President Obama about the National Security Agency’s interception of U.S.-made networking hardware on the way to foreign customers, in order to install modifications to allow NSA snooping. He urged President Obama to stop surveillance operations immediately.
The U.S. has attracted vehement condemnation and suffered immense political and diplomatic fallout from outraged victims of U.S. cyber surveillance.
Experts from several communities think that the groundless U.S. accusations about China are intended to distract attention from its internet snooping and ease pressure from the international community. The U.S. surveillance is a kind of cyber hegemony. It is ridiculous to see it levelling accusations at others instead of engaging in some introspection cirected towards its own activities.
Regarding cyber security, the U.S. can be considered to be the world’s biggest eavesdropper and the biggest attacker of China’s cyber space. For a long time, the U.S. has launched large-scale surveillance and cyber attacks targeted at the Chinese government, and at its institutions, companies, universities, etc.
According to recent statistics, from March 19 to May 18 this year 135 computers in the U.S. carrying 563 phishing pages targetting Chinese websites, that lead to 14,000 phishing operations. 2016 IP addresses in the U.S. are involved in 57,000 backdoor attacks. All the facts indicate that it is the U.S. that is committing cyber crimes against China.
The longtime U.S. cyber theft of secrets from numerous nations is an indisputable truth. The accusations against Chinese officials, behind which there is certainly some hidden agenda, is an attempt to damage China’s image so as to distract international attention from U.S. cyber snooping. America's conduct is rife with hypocrisy.
The article is edited and translated from 世界最大网络窃密者“贼喊捉贼”; Source: People's Daily.