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China denounces consequences of US cyberattacks in the world

Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China denounced that the cyberattacks conducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) left disastrous consequences in the world and were even behind many so-called color revolutions.

A report by the National Cyber Virus Emergency Response Center and the Qihoo 360 computer security company, revealed that the CIA instigated riots in places like Taiwan and Myanmar (2007), Iran (2009), and Ukraine (2014), and also contributed to the overthrow of at least 50 legitimate governments.

The company used examples to expose each of the steps applied for years to promote discontent, civil disobedience and color revolutions in multiple countries through the internet and mass media.

The security entity mentioned the use of spying systems by the CIA, since 2011, to monitor information about infrastructure, the aerospace sector, scientific research institutions, the oil industry, technology companies and government institutions of different nations. It also accused the CIA of taking advantage of vulnerabilities, breaches and “back doors” to infiltrate servers, terminals, routers and industrial equipment.

The report mentioned the release of Trojans and other malicious software which infiltrated targets undetected for long periods of time, allowing the CIA easy access to sensitive data from any country at any time.

In the case of China, the suggestion was to inspect devices and networks linked to confidential files as soon as possible and gradually establish a long-term defense system to prevent and control penetration using advanced programs.

Last year, China revealed a US cyberattack against the email system of Xi’an Polytechnic University, famous for its studies on aviation and aerospace. The US National Security Agency (NSA) included Suctionchar among the 41 tools designed to steal sensitive information and data from teachers and students at the academic center.

The attack was carried out under the codename shotXXXX and involved four NSA departments dedicated to telecommunications and fifty servers distributed in 17 countries, including Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Poland and Ukraine.