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Salesman: Hackers use Chinese company's servers

Thu, 02/10/2011 - 7:05pm
The Associated Press

A Chinese man cited by a U.S. security firm as being possibly linked to cyberspying on Western oil companies says his company has rented server space to hundreds of hackers.

The man, Song Zhiyue, is a salesman for a company that rents server space. He said he has heard of Chinese hackers attacking U.S. oil companies but he declined to comment on the case reported Thursday by security firm McAfee Inc.

"Our company alone has a great number of hackers" as customers, Song said in a telephone interview. "I have several hundred of them among all my customers."

McAfee said the hackers stole information from oil and gas companies in the United States, Taiwan, Greece and Kazakhstan.

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