Experts in the US say that nearly 4.5 million computers were hacked and users might have had their personal information stolen. China denies all accusations against it…
More than 4 million employees in the US were hacked.
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Experts in the US say that nearly 4.5 million computers were hacked and users might have had their personal information stolen. China denies all accusations against it.
This might be the biggest hack ever
– stated the information security experts.
At first, experts thought that only a few of government departments were hacked, but it turned out that almost all government structure has been hacked. The investigation isn’t finished yet and millions more of US workers might have been hacked.
Meanwhile, the investigators, that are working on this case are accusing China in this attack and claim that they can follow the fracture back to China officials. The true aim of the breach isn’t known yet, but investigators think that Chinese hackers are creating a database of American citizens though it’s not clear to the end, for what do they need it.
China immediately reacted at the accusations. The ambassador of China, Zhu Haiquan, stated that today cyber attacks can be made through other, third-party countries, including China and the accusations made against China are unresponsible.
The breach had been found, when US government decided to strengthen its security system and only then experts discovered the suspicious activity. Then US used the EINSTEIN system to detect the virus. Currently it’s not clear to the end, how the virus got onto the computers of the victims.