China denies US hacking

China has dismissed accusations that it had hacked into the system of the New York Times, in a cyber-attack the paper linked to its expose of the wealth amassed by the family of Premier Wen Jiabao.

The New York Times earlier announced it had fallen victim to hackers and said they were possibly connected to China’s military.

It said the hackers had over the past four months infiltrated computer systems and snatched staff passwords, and their probing has been particularly focused on the emails of Shanghai bureau chief David Barboza. According to a story by Barboza published on October 25, close relatives of Premier Wen have made billions of dollars in business dealings.