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CHINA State TV Hints at U.S. Cyberattacks CCTV footage on China Network Television

State TV Hints at U.S. Cyberattacks

The Chinese government may have been outed by its own state television. A recent broadcast revealed footage of what two Chinese military experts say is a demonstration of software designed to target and attack the U.S. The 10-second segment was part of a larger report on cybersecurity and goes up against China's repeated denial that it engages in cyberwarfare. The segment may trouble the government, particularly after the Pentagon released a new cyberstrategy in July that outlined the potential for a traditional military response to cyberattacks on the U.S. The footage aired last month but went fairly unnoticed until it was featured in a report. China's Foreign and Defense Ministries and China Central Television Channel 7 did not respond to requests for comment.

August 24, 2011 6:25 PM