China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack
The Chinese government has denied any involvement in a recent cyber attack against Microsoft’s Outlook.com, and it even went as far to accuse a watchdog group of slander for suggesting that the country could be behind it.
“The Chinese government is a staunch defender of the Internet’s security, and resolutely opposes any form of cyber attack,” the Cyberspace Administration of China said on Thursday.
On Saturday, Microsoft’s email service faced a brief “man-in-the-middle” style attack in China, according to the watchdog and anti-censorship group GreatFire.org. Microsoft later confirmed the attack took place, stating that a “small number of customers” were being routed to a server impersonating Outlook.com