The United States and some of its allies is accusing China of having a hand in the increasing number of global cybercrimes which has been increasing rampantly in recent times.
The U.S made these accusations during a global cyberespionage campaign held at the beginning of the week which was led by a group of countries for an initiative which was fiercely rejected by China.
Among the allies of the U.S who are pointing fingers at China include, the European Union, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Australia and Britain. United State secretary of State Antony Blinken says the current spike in cyberattacks poses a major threat economic and national security of the country.
President Biden also retaliated similar sentiments suggesting China has been taking part in the cyberattacks during an event about his government infrastructure plan.
“My understanding is that the Chinese government, not unlike the Russian government, is not doing this themselves, but are protecting those who are doing it. And maybe even accommodating them being able to do it,” said President Biden.
Later on, during daily briefings, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, clarified that President Biden was not putting any direct blame on the Chinese government.
“That was not the intention he was trying to project. He takes malicious cyber activity incredibly seriously. We are not holding back, we are not allowing any economic circumstance or consideration to prevent us from taking actions. Also we reserve the option to take additional action,” said Psaki.