Most cyber attacks on China are from the U.S., data shows
The United States is behind the largest number of cyber-attacks targeting Chinese networks, according to an annual report on China's cybersecurity conditions in 2018 released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT).
Data from the CNCERT showed that in 2018, over 3.34 million computers in China were controlled by more than 14,000 Trojans or botnet control servers located in the U.S., an increase of 90.8 percent from 2017.
In terms of website Trojans, 3,825 IP addresses in the U.S., up 43 percent from 2017, implanted Trojans into 3,607 websites in China last year.
In the above two categories, the U.S. topped the list of overseas sources of cyber attacks targeting computers and websites on the Chinese mainland, according to the organization.
Established in 2002, the CNCERT is a non-governmental organization of network security technical coordination.