China National Electronics Import and Export Corp. (CEIEC) Saturday refuted reports that its systems had been hacked and documents obtained posted online.
The reports are “totally groundless, highly subjective and defamatory,” the Beijing-based company said in a statement on its website.
“CEIEC reserves the right to take legal action against the relevant responsible individuals and institutions,” it said.
The statement was responding to foreign media reports that claimed CEIEC’s internal networks had been hacked and documents exposed.
A hacker who goes by the name Hardcore Charlie told foreign media that he had broken into the computer system of CEIEC by cracking key email passwords.
The hacker had posted documents online ranging from U.S. military transport data to internal business memos on several file-sharing sites. But the authenticity of the documents could not be confirmed.
According to CEIEC’s website, the company, founded in 1980, focuses on three major sectors — business solutions integration, overseas engineering integration and defense electronics system integration.
Statement About The Report Of Hacker’s Attack On CEIEC
In the report of a foreign media on April 4th, 2012, it was said that a hacker has hacked into CEIEC’s Intranet and post the obtained documents on the Internet. To respond to the report, CEIEC solemnly declares as below:
The information reported is totally groundless, highly subjective and defamatory. It is believed that rumors stop at wiser.
In the past 32 years, CEIEC, strictly abiding by the law of China, complying with international principles and customs and sticking to honest operation, has won the respect and honor from people of all fields, including the media.
At the present, illegal attack has become a big threat to the Internet security, and the collusion of hacking and defamation challenges the social morality and law. While it is believed that the media and netizen with strong sense of social responsibility are able to distinguish between right and wrong, so the Internet justice and security could be maintained.
CEIEC reserves the right to take legal action against the relevant responsible individuals and institutions.
China Electronics Import & Export Corporation
April 6, 2012