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-- for the very first time the Pentagon is directly accusing the Chinese government of launching cyber attacks.
Un American targets including its military and defense his sentence -- national security correspondent Jennifer Jennifer Griffin is live the Pentagon.
With more on -- in general what's new about the Pentagon saying this and why -- they steadily coming out now and making the statements.
Well -- this is an annual report but what's really remarkable is how direct the Pentagon was about these attacks these cyber attacks.
And who they say is to blame and they clearly blame the Chinese military.
China's military continues to explore the role military operations in cyberspace.
As a feature modern warfare in 2012.
Numerous computer systems around the world.
Including those owned by the United States government.
Continued continued to be targeted for intrusions.
Some -- which appear to be -- terminal directly to PRC government and military organizations.
The report follows alarming revelations from senior officials at a private -- cyber security firm who say the Chinese.
Have been hacking into some of the US government's most valuable military secrets.
An intellectual property for years since 2007.
Kinetic known for its work on intelligence hardware used by the US government.
Has fallen victim to a massive robbery of information.
Terabytes of data that equal millions of printed pages among the most sensitive information now in the hands of the Chinese.
Liberation army according to US officials are secrets about US satellites.
Drones military robotics.
And the US -- cut combat helicopter fleet and a -- information we'd prefer not to -- out there how is China reacting to this report to this news.
Well the -- and Chinese Foreign Ministry has reacted vehemently denying that it's.
Military is behind these attacks they say this kind of report out of the Pentagon does not help the -- diplomatic relations.
Still don't -- what else China has said many times it firmly opposes any form of hacking attack.
We are willing to have dispassionate and constructive dialogue and cyber security with the US side.
But we firmly oppose any groundless criticism in hype because groundless typing criticism.
Will only harm bilateral efforts at dialogue and cooperation.
In the atmosphere for that.
It's not surprising that the Chinese denied this activity back to -- the truly disturbing part of this breach according to US officials.
Is that it appears Connecticut was alerted of their security weaknesses but it didn't take the -- necessary steps to fix them.
Until it was too late.
-- -- Jennifer Griffin live at the Pentagon Jennifer thank you.
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