It's common practice to point the finger at China every time there's a major cyber attack, just as many security analysts did following McAfee's recent report detailing a five-year run of cyber high jinks "by one specific actor." The Chinese government usually throws up its arms in disbelief and says, "Who, me!?," only now China officials are claiming that it too is a victim.
According to figures released by China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT from here on out), China was the target of 480,000 Trojan attacks in 2010, PCWorld.com reports. CNCERT pegs the number of outside attacks at 221,000, adding that 14.7 percent originated from the U.S., and 8.8 percent from India.
How exactly CNCERT arrived at those figures is unknown, and so is the purpose behind those attacks. CNCERT did, however, bring up a report from earlier this year in which the organization noted over 10 million PCs in China were found to contain a Trojan horse in 2010, a nearly 275 percent increase over 2009.