US fingers china for cyber-jacking internet traffic

Should the incident be called eighteen minutes in April? article reports China Telecom, a state owned company, had access to emails from NASA and US Army for a brief time earlier this year. The access could be used for malicious activities by China. China Telecom denies any hijacking. According to an annual security report, “the US report said that some 15% of global internet traffic was routed through Chinese servers earlier this year, prompting worries….US commissioner Larry Wortzel raised concerns on Wednesday that China would now ‘get the internet addresses of everybody that communicated’ with the US armed services’ chiefs of staff… Online security experts say the capture represents ‘one of the biggest hijacks’ of sensitive information in the history of the internet.” Is this a volley in a mounting cyberwar of finger-pointing between the two countries?

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