Barely recovering from news of their products being contaminated with lead and formaline, comes another issue that creates more heat and tension for China. According to American officials, China has successfully infiltrated their computers in the Pentagon last June.
More than a thousand computers had to be shut down in order to go through complete checking and cleaning. Said officials also asserted that they were almost 100% certain that the hackers came from the People’s Liberation Army of China since these people had previously demonstrated skills that could pull the act off.
Although China has denied any connection with the said activity, the situation does not look good for them. Hacking into the Pentagon system obviously has very grave consequences. For example, UK hacker Hary McKinnon who claimed to be searching for extra-terrestrial evidence in the government system has seven felony counts against him. If convicted, he could be looking at 70 years behind bars.
Germany is also claiming that their system has been hacked by the Chinese people.
What does this spell for the future of China?