China has “irresponsible, disruptive and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace, which represents a great threat to the economy and security” of the United States and its partners, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.
Soon after, President Joe Biden himself stepped out of his speech to warn that China, “like the Russian government, is not doing this on its own, but is protecting those who are doing it, and perhaps even giving rise to so that they can do it ”.
In turn, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab judged that the Chinese regime “must end its systematic cyber sabotage and must be held accountable if it does not do so.”
According to the United States, NATO, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand join this strong condemnation, which is not complemented by sanctions or retaliation.
The US justice also revealed the indictment against four Chinese hackers, including three “agents of the Ministry of State Security” accused of entering the systems of companies, universities and the government, between 2011 and 2018, to steal data related to autonomous vehicles , chemical formulas and genetic chain technologies.
A US official quoted by the AFP agency also reported cases of hackers linked to the Chinese government who make “ransom requests for millions of dollars to private companies” whose servers are intercepted and blocked.