27,000 Attacks from Abroad Hit China in 2012, US Responsible for 24% of Them

A total of 7.8 million computers were affected by cyberattacks in the first half of 2012

The United States isn’t the only one complaining about cyberattacks that originate from China. The Chinese National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team claims that in the first six months of 2012 the country has already been hit by 27,900 attacks.

According to China Daily, 7.8 million computers were affected as a result of the cyberattacks whose origins have been traced back to countries such as the US (24%), Japan (17%) and South Korea (11%).

Experts admit that some of the attacks that appear to be coming from other countries might actually be launched by Chinese hackers using compromised servers from abroad, but they emphasize that a threat still exists.

The security agency’s representatives named Anonymous, hackers from Philipines and Team GhostShell as being among the groups that threatened the country and even caused “red alerts.”

Finally, it appears that China is also concerned about the threat posed by the infamous Flame malware. Mainly because it’s believed that the attacks in which it’s utilized are launched with a political agenda in mind.

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