DATA Hacking and data breaches are happening all over the world.
However, according to some, some are not limited to the West and are being committed by the Chinese government, as well.
As China struggles with the ongoing data breach at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), some have raised concerns that they could be the work of the Chinese Government.
In fact, many analysts believe that the NBS hack may be part of a larger Chinese government plot to weaken the Western democracies.
“We are not aware of any direct hacking of the NBN,” a spokesperson for the UK-based think tank the Institute of International Economics told ABC News.
“We have no evidence of hacking or compromise of any kind.
Another Chinese government source, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement to ABC News: “China will continue to fight the spread of cyber attacks. “
There are clear indications of a deliberate attack on the data, with the intention of weakening Western democracies.”
Another Chinese government source, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement to ABC News: “China will continue to fight the spread of cyber attacks.
The NBS data breach is a very serious matter that is being treated very seriously.”
The report that the Chinese hack is the work a Chinese Government source says is “more than just an NBS breach.”
“It’s more than just a hack.
This is a deliberate effort to weaken Western democracies,” said former US intelligence analyst John Schindler.
Schindler, now a fellow at the Brookings Institution, told ABCNews.com that he was “surprised” by the Nbs hack, but he also said it was “highly unlikely” that the hacking could be attributed to China.
“They’ve done it with a lot of help from the Russians and a lot more help from other countries,” Schindlers analysis continued.
“It’s not just about a hack but a deliberate attempt to weaken our institutions and our democratic institutions.”
China has been criticized for its surveillance programs, including the National Security Agency (NSA), which reportedly collected and stored all of the phone calls, texts and emails that were intercepted by Chinese officials, and a massive spy network that has spied on international leaders, including President Donald Trump.
Despite the hacking report, experts say it is likely that the hack could have been carried out by an outsider, and some have suggested that Chinese hackers may be working with the United States in an effort to influence the outcome of the US election.
“The Chinese government would not be able to do that without help from Western powers,” said Schindles analysis.
“That’s the question that I would like to see answered.”
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