By Owen Fletcher
IDG News Service
Malware attacks from China and Russia designed to shut down the U.S.
electrical grid in a time of war did not occur, China said Thursday.
"The incident of attacks on the U.S. electrical grid from China and
Russia simply does not exist," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman
Jiang Yu told reporters, according to a transcript of the briefing
"We hope the concerned media will cautiously handle groundless
statements and especially critiques against China."
Widespread intrusions by cyberspies in countries including China and
Russia have infected the U.S. power grid with software that could be
used to halt its operation, a Wall Street Journal report said this week,
citing unnamed U.S. national security officials.
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