US lawmakers accuse China of hacking Congressional computers

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Washington DC – Two US lawmakers, both of whom are fierce critics of China’s human rights record, say their computers were hacked from inside China.  Representatives Frank Wolf from Virginia and Chris Smith from New Jersey say the attacks started in 2006 and that the hackers were looking for the names and addresses of Chinese dissidents.  One successful attack led to Chinese agents visiting and photographing the home of one dissident in the United States.

So far China hasn’t commented about these hacking allegations, but last week it denied any involvement in hacking Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez’s laptop.  You can read about that incident here.

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