China: hacking accusations by US are irresponsible

World Today

This Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday, June 4, 2015, that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been hacked. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Beijing is rejecting accusation coming out of Washington that hackers in China are behind the U.S.’s largest federal employee data breach Some 4 million current and former government workers had some of their personal information stolen. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg filed the report from Washington.

China says hacking claims irresponsible, asks for more trust

China on Friday said it is “not responsible nor scientific” to say Chinese hackers carried out a massive cyber attack against the U.S. government, and called for more “international cooperation” to combat such attacks.

More details:
  • Intelligence officials say every American government agency may have been affected by this breach.
  • Early accusations that China is behind the attack evoked a strong response from Beijing.
  • U.S. and Chinese officials are due to gather in Washington this month for an annual high-level meeting.