The Chinese Foreign Ministry Called Microsoft's Statements About China's Interference In The US Election Groundless
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called the statements of the American company Microsoft, which claims that hackers from Russia, Iran, and China are allegedly involved in cyberattacks on people and organizations related to the upcoming us presidential election," groundless accusations." He said this on Friday at a regular briefing.
"As for the US presidential election, we have repeatedly said that this is an internal matter of the United States. We have no interest in interfering [in internal Affairs], and we have never interfered [in them]," he said. "I believe Microsoft should not make such baseless accusations and [stop] dragging China into this," the Chinese Foreign Ministry official concluded.
On Thursday, the US Corporation Microsoft issued a statement that hackers from Russia, Iran, and China are involved in cyberattacks on people and organizations related to the upcoming us presidential election. Microsoft claims that the hacker group Strontium, also known as Fancy Bear and allegedly operating from Russia," carried out attacks against 200 organizations, including election headquarters, human rights groups, parties, and political consultants." Groups operating from China and Iran allegedly carried out attacks on high-ranking officials associated with the elections and campaign headquarters of the current us leader Donald trump and the democratic candidate Joseph Biden.
In turn, acting US Secretary of homeland security Chad wolf said that he shares the point of view of the American Corporation. "I applaud Microsoft's efforts to protect democracy from these attacks," Wolfe said in a statement released by the press service of his Department.
The next General election in the United States will take place on November 3. They will elect the President and Vice President, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate of the US Congress, and the governors of 13 States and territories. Republican Donald trump's opponent will be Democrat Joseph Biden. Running mates of trump and Biden in the election race, that is, contenders for the post of Vice President of the United States, are Michael Pence and Kamala Harris.