China responds to U.S. hacking accusation

Updated: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 08:29 AM EST
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CHINA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - China's defense ministry is reacting this morning to a U.S. report claiming its military is sponsoring massive hacking attacks in America.

A U.S. firm traced back several internet addresses to a military facility in Shanghai.

Chinese officials say those links could have been hijacked by actual hackers. It also says some of what Mandiant considers as hacking is really internet data collection.

Coming on the heals of that report the White House is expected to announce a new series of sanctions against China Wednesday.

One expert says the U.S. could begin to restrict visas for Chinese researchers or even expel diplomatic staffers.

China responds to U.S. hacking accusation
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