Thursday, December 11, 2008

China Downplays 'Cyber Attack' on French Embassy Website

An AFP newswire article, via, reports that:

China downplayed Thursday an alleged cyber attack on the website of the French Embassy in Beijing, saying there was no clear link between the shutdown and a diplomatic row with France over Tibet.

"From the perspective of the Chinese government, China is against the hacking of the websites of the embassies of other nations," foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told journalists.

"We have not seen any questions or concerns raised by France."

However a French diplomat told AFP the embassy website had been inaccessible for several days due to a massive cyber attack following President Nicolas Sarkozy's weekend meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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