for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up
Banks

China says U.S. comments on hacking irresponsible

BEIJING (Reuters) - Comments by the United States linking China to hacking attacks are irresponsible, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after U.S. officials said they were investigating whether China-based hackers compromised government employee data.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a daily news briefing.

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management is the latest in a string of intrusions into U.S. agencies’ high-tech systems, and appears to be one of the largest ever hacks of information on government workers.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Alex Richardson

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up