Evidence Britain provided on hacking allegations was insufficient, says Chinese foreign ministry

By Thomson Reuters Mar 26, 2024 | 2:54 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has responded to hacking allegations by the United Kingdom stating that evidence the country provided was insufficient, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

U.S. and British officials on Monday filed charges, imposed sanctions, and accused Beijing of a sweeping cyberespionage campaign that allegedly hit millions of people including lawmakers, academics and journalists, and companies including defense contractors.

“Britain’s accusation is unprofessional,” the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing by Bernard Orr; Editing by Sonali Paul)