China denies Pentagon cyber raid

China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington. A foreign ministry official said the claims "reflected Cold War mentality".

The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for the defence secretary's office. Last week China dismissed reports that its armed forces had infiltrated German government computer systems.

The reports come as US President George W Bush prepared to meet his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, at the Apec summit in Sydney, Australia. BBC NEWS | World | Americas | China denies Pentagon cyber-raid

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